Maths KS1: The number 4

Rodd shares his discovery about sets of four identical items – on the toy cars in his collection, on chair legs, and on small world animals.

Children can spot the number four on his shelf and join in an action sequence based on the number four.

Rodd asks the children to help him solve the problem of how many hubcaps he will need for his large cardboard car, as the children match and count.

Children can join in with Rodd singing a song about the number four, and draw the number in the air.

This is from the series: Counting with Rodd Counting with Rodd 1

Teacher Notes

In small world animal play, students could count the legs on all the animals.

They could press the animals’ feet into damp sand or mud to see that each animal makes four footprints.

In the creative workshop area students could design and make different kinds of vehicles from junk materials, counting and matching paper plates and split pins for wheels.

They could use magnifying glasses to sort out a set of buttons with four holes.

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.

More from the series: Counting with Rodd Counting with Rodd 1

The number one
The number 2
The number 3
The number 5
The number 6
The number 7
The number 8
The number 9
The number 10