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Hello, my name is Miss Robson.

Today we're going to be looking at numerals and quantities in the environment.

First, we're going to practise counting and reading numerals to 20.

Then, we're going to look at some examples of numerals and quantities in the environment.

And lastly, it'll be your turn to go off and see if you can find any numerals and quantities wherever you are.

At the end I'll share with you some of the things that I found.

First, we're going to practise counting to 20.

Then when we've done that, we're going to play a few little quick games to practise our reading of numerals to 20 too.

I think I need a little bit of help for my counting today because I'm hoping to count high-fives, and I need a partner for that, I need a talk partner.

So hopefully somewhere around here is, it's Maths Monkey.

He's going to be helping me today, right? Are you ready, we're going to count every time Maths Monkey and I high five.

Are you ready? Okay, ready.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.

Fantastic, that was good, wasn't it.

Well done.

I think we might need to do that one more time and you need to count just a little bit louder.

Are you ready? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.

Fantastic, that was great counting wasn't it.

Amazing and well done you as well.

Okay, now that we've practised those we're going to play a few quick games to practise reading our numerals to 20 as well.

Does that sound all right? Okay, super.

So here Maths Monkey has my stack of number cards to 20.

We're going to play a few little quick games to practise reading these numerals.

First, we're just going to play speed reading.

I'm going to put a number down and you need to read it quickly.

I will tell you what it is after two seconds.









For the next game I'm going to show you a few numbers and I'm going to ask you to point to the one that I'm saying.

Point to the number eight.

That's the number eight! Point to the number five.

That's the number five.

Point to the number one.

That's the number one.

Point to the number 15.

That's the number 15.

Point to the number four.

That's the number four.

Point to the number nine.

That's the number nine.

One more round and then we're going to play hidden number.

Point to the number 12.

That's the number 12.

Point to the number 10.

That's the number 10.

Here's the first hidden number.

What number do you think Maths Monkey might be hiding behind his hand? It's the number, seven! Fantastic.

What number do you think Maths Monkey is hiding now? It's the number, 11.

Well done.

What number do you think Maths Monkey is hiding now? This one's tricky.

It looks a bit like the number that we just guessed.

It's the number, 16.

Fantastic, and one last number.

What number do you think Maths Monkey is hiding behind his hand now? It's the number 20.

High five Maths Monkey.

That was great playing.

We've practised counting and we've practised reading our numerals now.

And what I find most fascinating about maths is that it is all around us all the time.

I've taken a couple of pictures of some places that I spotted some numbers today, and I've also brought a couple of things to show you where I found numerals in my environment.

The first one is the picture on the screen now, can you see the numeral in the picture? Can you point to it? I can see the number two written next to the door.

I think that might be their house number.

I also saw loads of numbers on a clock, like this one here.

You might have a clock in your environment too.

This clock has the numerals one to 12.

Some of the other places that I found numerals today were in this picture book that I was reading.

If you look right down at the bottom, the page number is 18.

Lots of books do have page numbers on them, so if you're looking for some numerals today, you could always try looking in a book.

I also found some numerals on a board game.

Here's the board game.

I can see 10, nine, six, lots of different numerals on the board game.

Numerals are all around us.

The more you practise reading them when you see them, the speedier you'll be at spotting them.

Now that we've practised reading the numerals that we can see in the environment, we also can count how many things there are.

We can see the quantities of different things.

Here are some jelly beans, let's count them.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, nine jelly beans.

There were nine jelly beans on the table.

Here are some raspberries in a bowl, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11.

11 raspberries, and maybe some hiding underneath, so at least 11 raspberries in the bowl.

And here are some Welly boots on a wall.

They've organised these Welly boots in twos so we can count them in twos as well.

They're standing in their pairs.

Can you count with me? Two, four, six, eight, 10, 12, 14, 14 Welly boots on the wall.

Not only can we spot written numbers in the environment, we can also spot quantities.

So if you see a big group of something, or even just a little group of something, you can count how many there are.

Now, it's time for you to go on a number hunt around your environment.

That means looking for numerals, so written numbers, like the ones that I found on my board game and quantities like this big, tall stack of Lego here.

You need to check with your parents or carer first to make sure that it's safe for you to go on a number hunt, then go and find as many numerals and quantities of different things as you can.

I can't wait to see what you manage to find.

I'll share with you what I found when we come back.

Pause the video now to complete your number hunt task, and when you're finished, press play.

Tell me what did you find on your number hunt? Amazing.

Let me show you what I found and you can tell me if anything that I found is the same or different to things that you found in your environment.

So let me show you first the numerals that I found, the written numbers.

I found a container of pens and it has 12 pens inside of it, so they've written the number 12 on the packaging just there.

I also found on my box of tissues, the number three written at the bottom, just there to say that there are three, that these are three ply tissues.

And I found my board game and it has the numbers 15 and 14, just next to each other there.

Then I found for my quantities, some beads on an Abacus, they're in groups of five.

Five, 10, 15, 20.

So altogether, there are 20 beads on my little Abacus.

I found my two little Dicky birds that I use to sing my two little Dicky bird song, and I found some towers of Lego.

Now they're the same height so I'm going to count the blocks in twos.

Two, four, six, eight, 10.

There are 10 big blocks of Lego, technically these would be called Duplo.

So I found 10 blocks, 20 beads, and two birds.

Are any of the things that I found similar to things that you found? Did you find any of the same numerals as me? Maybe you also found the numbers 15 and 14, or did you find the number three as well? What was your favourite thing that you found? Can you tell Maths Monkey what it was? Wow, he loves that.

What a fantastic find.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

I loved sharing my numerals and quantities with you that I've found in my house.

I hope that you've had as much fun as I have.

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We'd love to see what you've been getting up to.

Thank you so much again for joining me.

See you next time.