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Year 1 Partitioning/place value ! arggghhh!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by erialcrobo, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. erialcrobo

    erialcrobo New commenter

    Please help! I have just delivered an awful lesson today- the chn just didnt get it at all! Can someone please tell me how you teach this and the kind of activities you do?
    Many Thanks
  2. erialcrobo

    erialcrobo New commenter

  3. daisymoo

    daisymoo New commenter

    We've just done a few lessons using Cinderella as a starting point (from the BEAM Storybook Maths series) in which the children had white beans to represent mice and every time they collected 10 beans, the Fairy Godmother magically changed them into a Pumpkin coach. The children had lots of experience of taking handfuls of beans and exchanging 10 at a time before we moved on to recording the number of coaches (tens) and mice (ones) they had. We followed this up by the children having various two-digit numbers and representing them pictorially with coaches and mice. A colleague has used boiled sweets and party bags - every time the children collect 10 sweets, they bag them up in a party bag - and a nice cheap option is using sandwich bags and pasta to collect tens and ones.

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