Solve practical problems combining groups of 2, 5 or 10 or sharing into equal groups
(Objective repeated in Block E Units 2 & 3)
Q: How many hands have you got each?Work with the person sitting next to you.Q: How many hands have 2 of you got? What if you were in groups of 3? …4?....etc(Children may need time to count before answering the questions) Q: There are 6 hands at a table. How many children are there?If necessary get 3 children out to show their hands.Continue with similar questions.Go through Activity sheet Y1 16 with the children making sure that they know that ducks have 2 wings and 2 eyes.Now ask them to complete it.Show the children a bunch of grapes.Q:Every day at break Sam has 5 grapes for his snack. How many grapes does he eat at school during the week?Q:What calculation do we need to do?Establish that Sam eats grapes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.Q:How many days does he eat grapes?Agree it is 5 days.Q:How many grapes does he eat each day?Agree it is 5.Q:So how can we work out 5 lots of 5?Discuss 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 25Represent this as an array, using grapes0 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 0Explain by adding 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 or we could use the 5 times table and count up in 5’s.Q: So how many grapes does Sam eat during a week at school?Repeat with different numbers of days.When the children are secure, give them Activity sheets Y1 17, 18 & 19.
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