Maths KS1: Counting down from 10

Rodd is about to do a test countdown and asks the children to help him count down from 10, checking to see that as he says each number, each light on his rocket goes out.

The lights work so Rodd, in his spacesuit, steps inside the rocket for the real countdown.

He starts to count down but realises he cannot see whether each light goes out as he counts.

So, he asks the children to do the countdown again – and the rocket is launched!

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

Teacher Notes

Using felt-tipped pens, students could draw large rockets which have 10 orange lights down the front on a sheet of paper and place them inside a plastic wallet.

Another student could count down from 10 and the first student could make each light go out by wiping it away with a small piece of damp cloth.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Maths/Numeracy at KS1 in England and Wales. Foundation and KS1 in Northern Ireland and Early and first Level in Scotland.

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