Finding 1000 more or less

Home learning focus

In this time, you will learn how to find 1000 more or less than a given number.

This lesson includes:

  • one learning summary slideshow

  • two activity sheets

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Let's begin by counting forwards in steps of one thousand. Can you say the numbers on the number line out loud starting from zero?

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There are lots of fun ways to practise what you have learned. Here are a few activities you could try.

Activity 1

Hook-a-duck activity

Cut out each duck and then add a paper clip to each duck. Use a magnet or create a simple hook device using a paper clip and attach it to a stick. Use this to hook a duck. Each duck has a number written on it. Can you find 1000 more or less than the given number?

Hook-a-Duck activity

Activity 2

Test of strength

Test your strength by answering the questions with increasing difficulty around finding 1000 more or less than a given number.

Test of strength worksheet

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