Maths KS1: Adding 2 to 2

We learn about the addition of 2 plus 2 by counting on Rodd’s special abacus, his fingers, and with shooting ‘arrows’, before checking on the number track and singing a number rap about adding up ‘2 plus 2’.

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

Teacher Notes

Students could make a model castle with four turrets and two pairs of card soldiers for the ‘front’ and ‘back’ turrets.

In the sand tray they could make two pairs of sand ‘turrets’ and two pairs of flags.

The clip could be paused before the ‘arrow shooting’ section.

Students could listen to the coconut shell ‘clip-clop’ sounds, ‘gallop’ and count their own ‘hoof steps’.

Holding up two pairs of fingers, they could rap ‘adding up with the two plus two, this is what our fingers do".

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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