January 29, 2021

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A Place For Zero

A Place For Zero by Angeline Lopresti is a classic Mathematics story book using narrative to teach the concept of number.  A great read for either very young students being introduced to numbers from 1 to 10 or students in Years 1 or 2 learning to add and multiply by zero.

First published in 1995 this story is set in Digitaria and follows Zero’s quest to find value and a way to be included in the game of Addemup. A very clever way to introduce the concept of 10 and ensure students will remember the concepts covered.

We have made 6 activities for this book split into both very simple pre-school and Kindergarten level activities and those for Years 1 or 2 students.  These include a simple matching numbers to images activity, a colour by number, making a mobius strip like Count Infinity, 2 number machine worksheets to add and multiply numbers and a simple multiplication sheet to solve a number riddle. 

Make sure you watch the video to get some other ideas for how you can play number based games with your students and how you can win a Free Premium Membership Subscription or a $50 gift voucher if you are already a member.  It is super simple and the whole video only takes a couple of minutes to watch.


The games below are advertisement free and will open in a new window. They can be played by children online as many times as they like. The Match Up Memory Card Game will allow children to improve their memory while the Maze Game lets them develop strategy and problem solving skills while having fun. These games will also build children's attention, concentration and focus, visual recognition and short-term memory. Enjoy.

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