Counting on Your Fingers

Disability Living Allowance Hobbies

We use our senses to communicate, so how do children communicate if they have problems with their hearing? 

This silly game uses British Sign Language (BSL) to ‘codebreak’ number puzzles. You and your class will learn BSL numbers 1–10 and use them to solve our math problems and invent some of your own.



Primary Resources Maths

  • KS1 maths

  • KS2 maths


National Curriculum Objectives

  • Number. Given a number, identify one more and one less.
  • Multiplication and division. Solve onestep problems involving multiplication and division
  • Addition and Subtraction. Solve problems with addition and subtraction. Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line. Number and place value.
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.


Download the teachers' notes, lesson plan and worksheet below, and you're ready to begin.