## Now and Next

**Where are they now?**

Matches collections, number names and symbols for some numbers in the range 1 to 10

**Where to next?**

Makes, models, names and records collections to 10

Activities designed to move students from Step 2 to Step 3

**Where are they now?**

Matches collections, number names and symbols for some numbers in the range 1 to 10

**Where to next?**

Makes, models, names and records collections to 10

**Purpose: **While at the single digit stage matching numerals to collections may seem to be just a memory exercise, students will not progress even at this level unless they are encouraged to build an understanding that numbers are about 'amount' or *quantity* - that they are not just about counting sequence. This idea of *quantity* is what makes mathematics different to other subjects. When learning reading, knowing a sequence of letters that makes a word is of little use unless the *meaning* of the word is also understood. So too with mathematics, just stating the name of a number symbol is of little use unless there is an understanding of the *quantity *indicated by the number. WIth higher numbers, this ability requires a broad understanding of all aspects of whole number including an understanding of the base10 system and place value, counting, magnitude and location.

Linked Activities

- Fetch
- Junkbox Inventory
- A Picture Book of Numbers

Assessment

- Assessment Points - Matching 2

References to Other Resources

Fetch

**Fetch**

**Focus: **Making a collection and recording a numeral to match a spoken number.

**How: **See *Fetch Activity sheet*

Junkbox Inventory

**Junkbox Inventory**

**Focus: **Recording the number of items in different collections. Students need to correctly identify the number of items in each collections through a count, and then correctly write the corresponding numeral to record the number of items.

**How: **See *Junkbox Inventory Sheet*

*Download Junkbox Inventory sample lists*

A Picture Book of Numbers

**A Picture Book of Numbers**

**Focus: **Making and checking a specific collection of drawn items through counting, and correctly writing the corresponding numeral

**How: **See *A Picture Book of Numbers activity sheet*

Assessment Points - Matching 2

**Assessment Points - Matching 2**

Activity based indicators that students have achieved the target understandings

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