Fox Games Parent and Teacher Notes


These activities show how numbers can be understood as countable objects which can be grouped together. The strange alien creatures called Wiblod are the equivalents of the counters, beads and blocks that children often use to learn about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in the classroom. Your task is to help Fox fill the spaceships with the correct number of Wiblod in as few turns as possible.

Fox's Games
Click on the cup sign to play the games. Help Fox fill the spaceships with the correct number of Wiblod in the lowest number of turns. The number of Wiblod required is displayed on the ships. In some games you must fill the spaceship according to the rule displayed on the side of the ship e.g. only even numbers or only multiples of 10.

There are 60 games. Game 1 is the easiest and game 60 is the hardest. The games are arranged in 6 groups of 10 games of a similar level of difficulty:
• cloud (1 to 10)
• beach (11 to 20)
• canyon (21 to 30)
• castle (31 to 40)
• pyramid (41 to 50)
• forest (51 to 60).

Games can be played in any order. The tenth game in each level is locked and you have to win a gold cup in the other nine games in order to unlock it.

A turn consists of:
• adding Wiblod to the crater
• subtracting Wiblod from the crater
• emptying the crater using the clear button
• flying the spaceship over the crater.

Fox's Explore Activities
Click on the balloon signpost to play three open-ended explore activities. Ships and bottles are initially set up to encourage exploration of a specific concept, but there are no preset goals. They are designed to be played by children on their own, with another child or with a parent or mentor.

There are three explore activities:

Explore 1 (Orange spaceship)
Fill the holes in the peg ship with the number of Wiblod that matches the number written on its side. Once you have filled the ship a new, empty ship appears. This activity gives feedback on:
• counting on and back in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s.
• doubling.

Explore 2 (Green spaceship)
Fill the empty spaceship with any number of Wiblod that you want. Once you have filled the ship a new, empty ship appears. This activity gives feedback on:
• counting on and back in 2s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s and 10s

Explore 3 (Red spaceship)
Fill the rule ship with numbers of Wiblod that obey the rule written on its side. Once you have filled the ship a new, empty ship appears.
The rules include:
• odd numbers (odrifau)
• even numbers (eilrifau)
• multiples of 2 (lluosrifau 2)
• multiples of 5 (lluosrifau 5)
• multiples of 10 (lluosrifau 10)
• numbers ending in 0 (rhifau'n gorffen â 0).

This activity gives feedback on:
• multiples of 2, 5 and 10
• odd and even numbers
• numbers ending in 0.



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