Finally, move two spaces south-east. Where are you now? Think about it. Now open your eyes and write the number of your square on your wipeboard. Show me your wipeboards. Now let's take a look and see what answers we have.
Visualisation techniques and activities used in conjunction with a wipeboard can be approached in lots of ways. With your mind's eye try to see where 65 would be placed on a number line. Where would it go? Imagine a clock showing 8.20 and then hold it to a mirror. What time is it now? Imagine a transparent parallelogram with the number 253 printed on it. Now turn it over. Draw what you can see on your wipeboard.
Craft your own age-appropriate activities and get children to create their own, too. You will soon see a difference in their thinking
John Dabell is a numeracy consultant and teacher trainer