Terry Toucan for Twosday! 

Hania Felt 

A great fun two’s counting activity – does the number have a two in it or is it divisible by two?

 

The game covers – 

  • identifying the number 2

  • familiarity with the 100 square and counting forwards in ones

  • 2 times table – vocabulary divisible, multiples, factors etc depending on age

  • identifying odd and even numbers

  • identifying multiples of 2 are always even

  • place value – identifying if the 2 is in the units or tens column

  • noticing and explaining patterns to demonstrate understanding e.g. how many Terry Toucans did you find? Why are these numbers Terry Toucans? Can you think of any other numbers beyond 50, 100 etc that could make a Terry Toucan?

Watch the video of the task in action here- 

https://youtu.be/uDanbx09aFI

 

What you need…

 

  • 1-100 grid as the game board (download here – 1-100 grid)

Instructions – 

TAKE TURNS COUNTING BUT WITH A DIFFERENCE!

YOU HAVE TO SAY:

 

‘TERRY!’ EVERY TIME THE NUMBER IS DIVISIBLE BY 2, (LIKE: THREE, TERRY, FIVE, TERRY, SEVEN, TERRY, NINE)

 

‘TOUCAN!’ EVERY TIME THE NUMBER HAS 2 IN IT, (LIKE: ONE, TERRY TOUCAN TWO, THREE, TERRY, FIVE, TERRY)

 

THE NUMBER ON IT’S OWN IF IT ISNT A TERRY OR A TOUCAN NUMBER! (LIKE, ONE, THREE FIVE)

 

If the child is finding it hard to count and say Terry or Toucan you can use a little card on each of the Terry or Toucan numbers – download here – The Dyscalculia Network – Terry Toucan Cards

 

YOU SHOULD END UP WITH

1           ONE

2          TERRY TOUCAN TWO

3          THREE

4          TERRY FOUR

5          FIVE

6          TERRY SIX

7          (KEVIN) SEVEN*

8          TERRY EIGHT

9          NINE

10        TERRY TEN

11         ELEVEN

12         TERRY TOUCAN TWELVE

13         THIRTEEN

14        (KEVIN) TERRY FOURTEEN

15         FIFTEEN

16         TERRY SIXTEEN

17         (CROW) SEVENTEEN

18         TERRY EIGHTEEN

19         NINETEEN

20        TERRY TOUCAN TWENTY

21         (KEVIN) TOUCAN TWENTY ONE

22        TERRY TOUCAN TWENTY TWO

23        TOUCAN TWENTY THREE

 

* KEVIN CROW: KEVIN CAN BE ADDED IF YOU ARE GETTING TOO GOOD -EVERY TIME THERE IS A NUMBER DIVISIBLE BY SEVEN, CROW IF THERE IS A SEVEN

 

Hania is a Dyscalculia trained teacher and can be contacted here –

haniabalbuza@hotmail.com