Cleo is back in the city of London in the year 1666. Help her compare number sentences as she explores the city meeting some angry market traders and an unfortunate blacksmith on the way.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. Help Cleo to stop them arguing and work out who has sold the most by completing the equations for her.
Discuss which equation relates to which trader and what their total sales would be. Discuss what each symbol means. Discuss what symbol we would need to use to complete the comparison statement.
6 + 5 < 8 + 4
2. Help her by writing a calculation for each of the children and use the correct symbol from below to compare them.
Discuss what the calculation would be for child one by looking at how many papers he has left to sell. Discuss how many papers child 2 must have left if he sold 6 yesterday. Discuss how we would show this in a comparison statement. Discuss which symbol we would need to use to complete the statement.
20 – 14 = 20 – 14
3. Who will get the extra penny?
Discuss which child has sold the greater number of newspapers.
They would both get a penny as they sold the same amount.
4. Help Cleo to write all the possible calculations for each basket and compare them using the symbols below, to see which basket could contain the least amount of horseshoes.
Discuss how many horseshoes each basket could have contained. Discuss how many horseshoes were stolen from the blacksmith. Discuss all of the possible calculations for the blacksmith and how we would show this in a comparison statement. Discuss which symbol we would need to use for each statement. Discuss why we have to use the same symbol each time. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
Various answers, for example: 16 – 6 > 13 – 4; 17 – 6 > 14 – 4; 18 – 6 > 15 – 4; 19 – 6 > 16 – 4
5. Write the digits into a comparison statement and work out on which day Cleo walked the most miles.
Discuss how many miles Cleo walked in the morning and afternoon on day one and how this would form the first calculation. Discuss how many miles Cleo walked in the morning and afternoon on day two and how this would form the second calculation. Discuss the answer to both and which symbol we would need to use to compare them.
7 + 5 > 6 +3
Optional discussion points:
Discuss vocabulary that we could use to go with each symbol e.g. > greater than, more than etc
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 2: (2C1) Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
Mathematics Year 2: (2C4) Solve problems with addition and subtraction using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures; applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
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