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Maths: Simple Resources for Understanding Number

It is important that children learn the order of numbers and how they relate to each other as soon as they can. They also need to know the basic number facts, such as the two numbers that make 10, then 20. Here are some simple resources that can be used to show children the order and sequence of number, and begin to understand the patterns that begin to emerge.

    • numberline and peg. (show me the number)
    • Abacus – helps with 5’s, 10’s and basic number facts
    • 100’s board – count in 10’s from 23,33 – show patterns – relationships of numbers
    •  flash cards and dice – for instant recall of numbers – ‘subertizing’
    • dice with more than 6 sides – basic number facts – two ten sided dice for number facts up to 20
    • double sided counters – drop 10

There are many lesson ideas that use these resources. They are also useful for a quick warm up.