# Count efficiently in groups of two

I can count in groups of two and identify how many groups there are.

# Count efficiently in groups of two

I can count in groups of two and identify how many groups there are.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Objects can be put into groups of 2 to make them easier to count.
- It is more efficient to skip count in twos instead of ones.
- Groups of 2 can be called twos.
- Counting back in twos from the amount altogether can be used to check that the count was accurate.

### Common misconception

Children may confuse the number of groups with the amount altogether, for example, they may count 3 groups of 2 as 3 not 6 They may also confuse the number of groups with the group size.

Draw a ring around each group of 2 whilst using the stem sentence to help describe what you are seeing as you identify each group.

### Keywords

Groups of 2 - Groups of two objects that can be counted in twos.

Twos - Another name for the multiples of two or even numbers.

Altogether - The amount in the whole set or group.

Accurately - An accurate result means a result that is correct.

Efficiently - Not wasting time or effort. An efficient strategy is one we can carry out easily.

### Licence

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