Now you have practised ordering objects - try ordering the abstract numbers. This will be a self led powerpoint today to give you chance to work though it at your own pace. You may find that your child does not need to go through it and can go directly to the sheets. If they can, that is fine. Do feel free to use a number line to help you.
There is also, attached, a picture to cut up and reorder - You could do this with a picture yourselves, rather than printing this one off.
It's nice to mix up our maths lesson so I am including a game to play today. all you need is a dice and a piece of paper and someone to play it with. Don't forget that, if someone is working at home, you could always play this game later on and just stick with some of the mental maths games for now.
Follow the link below to the Nrich website and follow the video on how to play - it is a bit like naughts and crosses. Have fun!
Today, we are continuing to order groups of objects. We will use and apply our learning from the last two weeks to count on from 10 to find an amount before ordering them from greatest to smallest or from smallest to greatest.
In today's lesson we will be comparing numbers using a number track and the less than (<), equal to (=) and greater than (>) symbols.
Don't forget to check out the mental maths page where there are some nice games that go along with today's lesson.
Today we are starting a new sequence of lessons where we will be comparing groups of objects. Before Christmas, we did lots of work on some symbols we use in maths: = equals, < less than, > greater than. This can be quite a difficult concept but we were just about getting there.
Do feel free to pause the powerpoint to complete some of the questions as you go. As always, choose the questions that suit you.
Ask questions such as:
How many in each group? Which group has the most / least? How do you know? What could you call the middle group? How many more does group ___ have than group ___? Could you use the inequality symbols to compare the numbers?
Today, I am attaching a game from the NRICH website. This site has lots of activities that support problem solving and reasoning within maths.
There is little bit to read but the game itself is quite simple and just requires a dice and a couple of counters. Please feel free to develop this game in anyway you like or play other board games that involve a dice and moving forward and back.
You could draw your own board game so you don't have to print it off and could make it big and play outside.
When we use a number line to add or subtract, children often forget to 'move' before they count. Playing games like this can help them develop accuracy. Have fun!
Today is a consolidation day of what we have learnt so far:
There is no teaching element today.
I will attach a game but it includes lots of printing out that is unnecessary. You could play it by rolling a dice and then choose a question for each other.
The important thing for this is to insist on full maths sentences so if the question was: What is 10 + 4? You should answer by saying, '10 plus 4 equals 14.' If the question is an object question please use the object in the answer: How many mushrooms are there? There are ? many mushrooms. Doing this, brings the maths to life and shows that the maths can be used in different contexts.
Have a look at the consolidation cards. Choose the level your child is working at. Go through the questions together but see if your child can answer them independently. You don't need to write it down as encouraging your child to talk about maths is brilliant.
I am planning the next series of lessons which will be working on comparing and ordering numbers to 20. Please let me know how your child has got on with the place value so far so I can plan my sessions to support you and your child.
Thanks very much for all your hard work at home. It is quite nice to be able to show you how we learn in class and for us all to be doing the same thing.
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