Thursday, 1 June 2017

DIY #7 - Numeral Flash cards


We had captured our DIY Phonics Flashcards in an earlier post. We set out to create the numerals flash cards in the same fashion. 

Motivation 
By the time we introduced these numeral flash cards (~Mar'17), Anouk was 24 months old and knew numbers 0-10(both identifying and saying the numbers), and was counting objects up to four objects (too impatient to count after that). Though she was saying aloud the numbers till ~30, she could not identify the 2-digit numbers(barring 10) or get the logic behind naming the 2-digit numbers.

Description
 Two sets of 0-9 are made, to teach all whole numbers till 100 as well as the logic behind their formation & naming and many possible (though not explored yet) higher digit numbers. No pictures were used and care was taken not to highlight the flashcard borders to enable a visual continuity (in our opinion) while blending two/multi digit numbers. 

Flashcard Specifications
  • Size : Each was roughly 85mm x 105mm (4 cards in one A4 sheet- B&W printout)
  • Layout : Numbers on one side, left blank behind; no colored margins were used.
  • Software : Inkscape [1] 
  • Materials used 
    • Normal A4 sheet print paper
    • 2-3 mm thick chart paper ( the prinouts were pasted on the chart paper, to render suitable thickness)
    • Scissors, rulers, pencil (to mark and cut)
    • Clear/transparent tape (to tape all the 4 edges to ensure better longevity for the cards, in our household)
Outcome : The snap captures one set of cards from 0-9 (We made 2 sets)

Numeral Flashcards - Timeline March'17

References
[1] https://inkscape.org/en/

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