- who is the second boy after John (John is in third position in the race). The answer would be - the fifth boy - Peter. But a child who has not quite comprehend the question may answer instead, it is the second boy, Ali, who is second. Initially, I could not fathom why the P1 are given such tricky questions : and was rather unhappy - thinking that the school is being unreasonable with their expectation. But lo and behold! When I checked the assessment books, similar questions can be found! So, I got down to making my own resources yet again!
I made the following cards and laminate them so that they last longer.
Then I set up my own props like the ones below:
I got my little one answering the following questions:
- what is the third item from the right?
- what is the forth item from the left?
- which item is second behind the eraser?
Again, I find him being able to answer the questions better through this exercise. ;)