Finding Missing Numbers
Put the number in your head (it can be bouncing on a trampoline, swimming in the ocean, I don't mind as long as it is in your head!).
Then count on, drawing dots until you get to the answer.
6, draw (7,8,9,10). How many dots did you draw? (4)
Put your finger on the number on a number line. Count the hops you do until you get to the answer!
Some children are counting objects and matching them to the correct number and word. Please remind your child to put a mark against each object to make sure they have counted them all correctly.
Other children are using their number knowledge to count on 10 more or 10 less.
Part 2 - Addition Methods.
The children need to practise adding 2 numbers. They can use any method they prefer, they may even change their approach according to the individual question.
*use counters (dry pasta etc), fingers or dots
*start with the largest number and 'count on'
*use a number line or 100 square
*they may just know it!