- Make pictograms using pictures of the snacks available. 'Who ate what today' provides opportunities for claculating.
- the children are encouraged to be as independent as possible. this gives them many opportunities of thinking through tasks. Here a child finds his cup; numbers can be added for recognition as well as names.
- Play 'I had 4 altogether, guess how many I'm covering'.
- The chairs have been numbered just to add another dimension of learning. The children like to ask each other what number they 'have got' which leads to talk about numbers e.g. '4, I'm number 4, my birthdays 4!'
- Introduce PSRN. Try and move beyond the "How many" question, e.g. If I eat this piece of fruit will there be enough for everyone else?
- Taking snacks outdoors; how many chairs and cups will we need?
Every day routines such as cutting and sharing fruit, provide rich opportunities for children to make connections between the real world and mathematical concepts.