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Plenary for subtraction activities

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by anamwasti, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Hi guys, ive been asked to teach the children subtraction this week. I have ideas about activities such as biscuits and a tin, animal bus, IWB presentation etc.. But i did similar stuff for addition and found it got a bit repetitive and boring.
    I need some ideas for the plenary and what i could ask children to do.
    Any ideas will be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks x
  2. Your plenary might need to be about what the children have done in the lesson (misconceptions, extension etc), however, if not, maybe a 'counting back' game would be good, as that links well to subtraction eg drop buttons into a bucket (once inside the buttons can't be seen) counting together, "how many?", then start subtracting buttons so that children have to keep a running total, counting backwards. Check they are counting with one-to-one correspondence by stopping occasionally to 'cough' or 'sneeze' etc - they should stop counting too of course, if they are not just reciting numbers automatically.

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