## MATH GAMES FOR ADULT AND CHILD

WHAT COMES AFTER, WHAT COMES BEFORE?

PLAY AFTER: COUNTING TILL YOU GET THERE, COUNTING BACKWARDS
PLAY WITH: COUNTING TILL YOU GET THERE, COUNTING BACKWARDS
KEY QUESTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS:
• "You say a number, and I tell you the number which follows:" (listed here in order of difficulty)
• six
• twelve
• thirty-three
• "Now tell me what number comes before:"
• five
• thirteen
• twenty-seven
• fifty

The Adult: "Luis, I have a new game for us to play."

The Child: "What is it?"

The Adult: "It's called WHAT COMES AFTER. You say a number, and I tell you the number that comes after it. If I tell you the correct number, I get to say a number and you must tell me what comes after it.

"If I say nine, you tell me that number that comes after nine."

The Child: "Ten."

The Adult: "Right. Now you get to pick a number."

The Child: "Six."

The Adult: "Seven. Am I right? Does seven come after six?"

The Child: "Yes. You go."

The Child: "Thirteen. Nineteen."

The Child, with thought: "Thirty-four. Fifty-one."

The Child: "One hundred."

At a later time:

The Adult: "We could play a harder game if you'd like."

The Child: "O. K."

The Adult: "I say a number and you tell me the number that comes before it. Twenty-three."

The Child: "Twenty-two. Now is it my turn?"

The Child: "Sixty-seven."

The Adult says, "Sixty-eight," then pauses.

The Child: "But, that comes after sixty-seven."

The Adult: "That means you get to go again. Maybe you should give me an easier number."

The Child: "O. K. Nine."