Different representations for number

This week in Year 1 we have been learning about how to represent numbers up to 10 with tens frames, beadstrings, dice and numicon. We have been discussing different patterns on the dice and using our subitising skills to recall numbers quickly.

Firstly, we looked at pictures of numicon, dice, digit cards and cubes. We had to use one to one correspondence to add the items together or find out what number was being represented. Next, we played a game called ‘Tens Frame Flash’. We had a tens frame displayed on the board for 5 seconds. Then we had to use our subitising skills and represent it on our own tens frame. Finally, we have used real resources to match the representations to the correct digit card.

We even spent time in our forest school finding different natural objects to represent number.

How you can help at home:

  • Go on a walk and collect some natural items to create your own representations of number. Please upload any pictures to Seesaw for us to share.