## MATH GAMES FOR ADULT AND CHILD

HOW MANY WOULD YOU LIKE?
TOPIC and LEVEL: Counting: Basic
PLAY AFTER:
PLAY WITH: COUNTING TILL YOU GET THERE
Key Requests:
• "May I have one?"
• "How many would you like?"
• "I'd like all the pieces you have. How many do you have?"
• "I'd like two red ones and four blue ones, please."
• "I'd like two red ones, three yellow ones, and four pink ones, please."
• "What would you like to give me?"

This game requires two players and a collection of things. The type of toy or item depends on the child's age. As play proceeds, the type of question will become more sophisticated. As a starting point, let's give the Child, age two, all the pieces.

The Child checks the collection and may hand over the requested piece. If so, play continues with the Adult asking, "May I have one?" or "May I have two?" If not, the Adult might give the Child more time to respond or repeat the question, "May I have one?"

If the exchange still doesn't occur, the Adult might say, "Thank you, this is one," take a piece and then continue play by asking, "May I have one, please?"

Let's change the game slightly.

We'll give the Child all the pieces, but this time the Child asks, "How many would you like?" or just, "How many?"

The Child counts the required pieces and hands them to the Adult who then asks, "How many would you like?"