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Year 2

Numerals 0-10

I can correctly form the numerals 0-10.

New
New
Year 2

Numerals 0-10

I can correctly form the numerals 0-10.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

1. A numeral is a digit that represents a number.
2. The numerals 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are made using one continuous movement and without lifting your pencil.
3. The numeral 4 needs the pencil lifted to add a second line.
4. The formation of the numeral 10 requires you to lift your pencil as it has two separate digits.
5. The numerals 0 to 10 all sit on the baseline.

Common misconception

Often students will struggle with which direction to go in to form the numerals 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.

Model clearly using physical things in the room to show which direction they will be drawing. 'To the left, towards the window' for example.

Keywords

• Numeral - a symbol or character used to represent a number

• Digit - refers to a single number from 0 to 9, like the digits we use when counting or writing numbers

• Continuous motion - the smooth and uninterrupted motion we make when writing, without lifting our writing tool from the paper

Some schools form the numeral 5 differently. They add the top line on separately at the end. Adapt to follow the approach within your setting.
Teacher tip

Content guidance

• Physical activity required.

Licence

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Starter quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
There are a selection of numerals and letters below. Select the numerals.
a
g
Q2.
There are a selection of numerals and letters below. Select the numerals.
z
r
Q3.
Order these numbers from the smallest to the largest.
1 - 0
2 - 3
3 - 6
4 - 7
5 - 9
6 - 10
Q4.
When using the tripod grip, how many fingers are touching the pencil?
2
4