Maths KS1: Adding 1 to 6

Rodd is building a marble run and we count his six marbles with him and again when he receives a surprise extra marble as a present.

Rodd demonstrates ‘6 and one more’ with his special abacus and with his fingers.

We climb aboard Rodd’s ‘rollercoaster’, making 6 turns and then ‘one more’, before counting on one more from 6 on his number track, and singing the ‘6 plus 1’ number rap.

This is from the series: Counting with Rodd Counting with Rodd 2

Teacher Notes

Create an outdoor ‘ball run’ using a length of guttering attached to a fence, with another length underneath to catch the balls, eg six balls of one colour and a seventh ball of a different colour.

Make bracelets using six pasta tubes of one colour (dip in diluted food colouring) and a seventh of a different colour.

Pause the clip before the roller-coaster ‘moves’ section.

Afterwards, children could be ‘slalom skiers’, ‘swerving’ round six cones, and then round ‘one more’.

Children can also rap ‘adding up with the 6 plus 1, on our fingers it’s easily done!’ then demonstrate this by using their fingers.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching Maths at KS1 in England, Foundation Phase in Wales and Early and 1st Level in Scotland. Also Foundation and KS1 in Northern Ireland.

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