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Year 1

Count a set of objects

I can count set of objects accurately.

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New
Year 1

Count a set of objects

I can count set of objects accurately.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

1. Point to concrete and pictorial resources when counting to 10 to make links and identify how many in a set.
2. The order in which we count the items in a set is unimportant.
3. The number of objects in a group is the same whether they are spread far apart or are close together (conservation).

Common misconception

When objects are moved or rearranged, children may re-count them to find 'how many'.

Setting this lesson up practically will help reinforce that there is no need to re-count the set of objects - show they have just moved.

Keywords

• Numbers one to ten

• Count - saying the numbers in order to find the total amount in a set

• Altogether - the total amount in a set

• The same - exactly the same amount or value

This lesson encourages practice of counting skills in preparation for future lessons. Set up this lesson practically so that children can observe and count objects being physically manipulated
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Licence

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Starter quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
How many cakes can you see?
4
5
Q2.
How many balloons can you see?
5
6
Q3.
How many cubes can you see?
4
6
Q4.
What number comes next in the count? 6, 7, 8 ....
10
8
Q5.
Put the numbers in the correct order counting up from 5 to 10.
1 - 5
2 - 6
3 - 7
4 - 8
5 - 9
6 - 10
Q6.
Which set shows one more than 5 cubes?
Set A
Set C
Set D

Exit quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
What does count mean?
Correct answer: We count one object at a time to find the total amount.
We find one more than a number.
We find one less than a number.
Q2.
What mistake has Aisha made when counting the cakes?
Correct answer: She missed out a number.
She said the same number twice.
She said the numbers backwards.
Q3.
What mistake has Jacob made when counting the cakes?
He missed out a number.
Correct answer: He said the same number twice.
He said the numbers backwards.
Q4.
The same or not the same amount?
not the same
Q5.
The same or not the same amount?
the same