Doorway Up to 10 allows users to practise the essential skill of counting items within the range 1-10. Numbers are spoken as you count. Users can choose to use structured patterns for the numbers 1-10. These patterns within a 5X2 grid provide lots of learning opportunities. Concrete materials such as Sterne Maths and Numicon reinforce the patterns and can be used to teach addition within 10. However, more cheaply cards can be made up and the patterns made with stickers.
Switch Access. This activity, like most Doorway activities can be operated by switches. Generally, in two switch mode, a switch that emulates pressing the space bar moves the highlight on by one position and the Enter key confirms the action. In single switch mode a switch press emulates the Space Bar. The learner can access all the same functions of the activity, but the timing of the focus moving forward must be set to an interval that suits the learner.