# Maths KS1: The number 9

Rodd is having a fancy-dress party and is dressed as a firefighter.

The children help him count how many people he has invited, by counting their photos.

Children can join in as he looks for the numeral nine and does his firefighter exercises.

When Rodd counts what he needs for the party, he does not count properly ‘one at a time’, and the children can help him.

They can join in with the number nine song, and draw the numeral in the air.

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

### Teacher Notes

Outside, children can build a fire engine with eight wheels and ‘one more’ as a ‘spare’.

They can make their own fire engines from food cartons, with eight wheels and ‘one spare’, and place nine small world firefighters on the engine.

They can use cardboard strips for ladders, and draw nine rungs on each one.

Play croquet outside, with nine hoops (‘wickets’).

Stick a card showing the numeral nine onto the last hoop.

Give children squares of paper and ask them to draw two vertical lines, to make nine spaces.

They can draw the numeral nine in each space in different colours.

### 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.