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Writing Number, Number Ladders, Number Sequences, Making Numbers, Number Stories, Add and Take Away

National Numeracy Strategy: Place value and ordering
  • Read and write numerals from 0 to at least 20.
  • Begin to know what each digit in a two-digit number represents. Partition a 'teens' number and begin to partition larger two-digit numbers into a multiple of 10 and ones (TU).
  • Understand and use the vocabulary of comparing and ordering numbers, including ordinal numbers to at least 20. Use the = sign to represent equality. Compare two familiar numbers, say which is more or less, and give a number which lies between them.
  • Within the range 0 to 30, say the number that is 1 or 10 more or less than any given number.
  • Order numbers to at least 20, and position them on a number track.

Writing Numbers: KS1 Level 1

Aims: Reinforce recognition of numerals and their value. Strengthen association between number concepts and real-life. Encourage formation of numerals using motor-skills.

Extension: Use numbers larger than 10. Encourage children to draw their own numbers.

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Number Ladders: KS1 Level 1

Aims: Introduce the concept of adding up to 5 more or taking away up to 5 less. Use a ladder to illustrate the concept.

Extension: Look for and explain patterns in the numbers. Try adding or taking away another amount. Use two-digit numbers for a greater challenge.

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Number Sequences: KS1 Level 1

'Cut and Match'
Aims: To make links between numbers, words and pictures from 0 to 9.

Extension: Continue further up the number scale toward two-digit numbers. Children could only be given a number, word or picture and then have to draw the other two.

'Stand in Line'
Aims: Rehearse knowledge of a number line from 0 to 10. Children add missing numbers in the right places.

Extension: Use a moveable number line to muddle up more numbers for children to put back in the correct places. Extend the number line to 20 for a greater challenge. Reinforce by getting children to wear numbers and physically stand in a line in the right order.

'Don Fandango's Treasure'
Aims: Reinforce knowledge of numbers up to 20. Children add the missing numbers to the sheet.

Extension: Attempt the sheet 'backwards'. Start at 20 and count backwards filling in the gaps. Identify the even and odd numbers by making them different colours.

'Alien Footprints'
Aims: Reinforce knowledge of numbers up to 15. Children add the missing numbers to the sheet.

Extension: Attempt the sheet 'backwards'. Start at 15 and count backwards filling in the gaps. Identify the even and odd numbers by making them different colours.

'House Numbers'
Aims: Consolidate the number line from 1 to 9, identify and add the missing numbers. Put the number line together in the right order.

Extension: Make the street of houses longer (up to 20); reverse the order of the houses to start at the biggest number.

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Making Numbers: KS1 Level 1

'Making 10'
Aims: Practise number bonds to 10 with addition. Children match the correct pairs together.

Extension: Reverse the number bonds to rehearse number bonds with taking away eg: 10 - 4 = 6. Use number bonds up to 20.

'Tanto's hiding place'
Aims: Children add three to numbers up to 20 to find their way to the 'hiding place'.

Extension: Ask children to talk about the patterns they can see in the solutions. Children attempt the activity without using the number line.

'Football Shirts'
Aims: Introduce the concept of missing numbers and practise solving a variety of adding and taking away sums.

Extension: Remove the number line and ask more able children to demonstrate how they solve the problems.

Number Puzzles 1 - 10
Aims: Develop ability to solve missing number sums up to 10 or 20 and rehearse knowledge of number bonds.

Extension: Set a time limit and see how many the children can do in a minute.

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Number Stories: KS1 Level 2

Aims: All the sheets use everyday examples to reinforce the concepts of:

Extension: Try the same sums without the visual or physical aids.

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Add and Take Away: KS1 Level 1

Aims: The emphasis with these worksheets is how children record their calculations:

Begin to understand the word 'difference' and become accustomed to seeing numbers written in different styles.

Extension: Conduct a survey of numbers around the school. Where else in the school can you find numbers? What are they? What are they for? Ask children to solve problems orally as well as written down. Extend the range of the numbers.

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