Matches Numerals to CollectionsWHOLE NUMBERS

Now and Next

Where are they now?

Makes, names and records collections to at least 30

 

 

 

 

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Purpose

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.

Resources

Activities where students are encouraged to match and compare written numerals with physical models of numbers, helps students to develop a strong conception of number as a quantity, and helps them learn to 'trust the count'.

 

Linked activitiesLinked Activities

  • download Straw Javelin
  • download Ten Spins for 10-Sticks
  • download Chicken Scramble 2 (Modified)

AssessmentAssessment

  • download Assessment Points - Matching 4

other resources References to Other Resources

 

 

Activities and Assessments

 

download Straw Javelin (modified)

Straw Javelin (modified)

Focus: Modelling and counting using 10 as a unit - understanding that twenty is an alternate name for two-tens, thirty for three-tens and so on.

How: See Straw Javelin instruction sheet

Download Straw Javelin score sheet


download Ten Spins for 10-sticks

Ten Spins for 10-sticks

Focus: Modelling and counting using 10 as a unit - understanding that twenty is an alternate name for two-tens, thirty for three-tens and so on.

How: See Ten Spins for 10-Sticks sheet

Download Ten Spins for 10-Sticks score sheet

Download Ten Spins for 10-Sticks board

Download Spinner

 

download Chicken Scramble 2 - modified

Chicken Scramble 2 - modified 

Focus: Determining and recording the number of items in different collections, through organising the collection into groups of 10. Students need to correctly identify the number of items in each collection through counting the number of groups of 10, and then correctly write the corresponding numeral to record the number of items.

How: In accordance with the Chicken Scramble 2 sheet, with the addition of a score sheet where students record record their totals once they have arranged their counters into groups of 10.

Download Chicken Scramble 2 activity sheet

Download Chicken Scramble 2 score sheet

 

download Assessment Points - Matching 4

Assessment Points - Matching 4

Activity based indicators that students have achieved the target understandings

Download Assessment Points - Matching 4 sheet

 

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