# Year 1 Numeracy Addition am i expecting to much????

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Spice0012, Sep 27, 2007.

1. ### Spice0012New commenter

We have been completing practical addition for most of the week and yesterday we began writing some number operations on whiteboards. Today i had my LSA working with the SEN group and the others were completing a sheet were they had to count the number of apples in a basket and write number underneath, then they had to count the number of extra apples added and again write the numeral under. Then they had to count the total and write the answer next to the equals sign. They all understood that addition was combining two groups and the sum with 3 + 3 they all knew it was 6 but recording it was hell on earth.

2. ### Spice0012New commenter

We have been completing practical addition for most of the week and yesterday we began writing some number operations on whiteboards. Today i had my LSA working with the SEN group and the others were completing a sheet were they had to count the number of apples in a basket and write number underneath, then they had to count the number of extra apples added and again write the numeral under. Then they had to count the total and write the answer next to the equals sign. They all understood that addition was combining two groups and the sum with 3 + 3 they all knew it was 6 but recording it was hell on earth.

3. ### PoppychickNew commenter

I don't think you're expecting too much BUT I do lessons where the focus is JUST on the recording rather than the combining and all the other stuff. I give them mega easy calculations just to get them to concentrate on the written recording.

It does take them a while as it's totally new to them like another language in a way. I wouldn't worry too much just keep doing it over and over and they'll get there. Mine are the same.

4. ### Opera Diva

I wouldn't worry about the children's ability to record in a written fashion.

It is more important that they understand the concept of addition.

I worked with my staff to put a guidance document together to show the very informal/pictorial ways of recording each of the 4 operations right through to a standard method.

If you'd like to lok at it send mail - rachelorr@talktalk.net - it may give you some other ideas for the children to use for recoding their thinking and explaining.

2 good quotes from DCSF (DFES)

demonstrate the correct use of mathematical vocabulary, language and symbols, images, diagrams and models as tools to support and extend thinking

teach children how to evaluate solutions and analyse methods and understand why some methods are more efficient than others

7. ### mike gold

we over rely on addition sentences which for SEN children mean jack sh.it. Try doing it pictorially.

9. ### rara_octahedron

could you send me a copy too please? I am really struggling in Year 1.

Thank you

rara133@hotmail.com

10. ### fanta

Hi again!
would appreciate a copy too! Thank you. Been meaning to complete your feedback form so will do soon, I promise!
missmorganmissmorgan@gmail.com

12. ### Opera Diva

Give me some time. I'll sort it by the end of the weekend. Very busy tonight and tomorrow.

14. ### Opera Diva

You all have mail

16. ### randomgirl

Have just received it. Thankyou very much as it was really kind of you and will be very helpful.

17. ### sneddy

Sorry to be a pain (again!) but please could I have a copy of the guidance document?

Thank you!

newsneddy@hotmail.co.uk