Dot and Stan begin their adventure at night with a treasure hunt. They both search for objects and begin to compare what they have found. The next day, they help and welcome some new dinosaur friends into the neighbourhood by finding and comparing leaves and feathers. They also help their mum collect party food.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. Complete the statement using the <, > or = sign to compare the broken egg shells and rocks Dot and Stan have collected.
Discuss what the signs mean. Identify the value for each representation and discuss whether all the information given is necessary to complete this question.
6 + 4 > 4 + 5
2. Complete the statement to compare the objects.
Discuss what the statements means and the value of each representation. Discuss how to compare the values of each representation using the statement given.
5 + 3 < 3 + 6
3. Compare the total number of flowers and berries that they have collected.
Discuss and identify each representation. Discuss the information that will correctly compare the flowers and berries. Discuss how to complete the statement to ensure they compare the total number of each object.
5 + 3 < 2 + 7
4. What could this statement represent? Discuss and read the statement.
Discuss and read the previous information to consider what the statement represents. Discuss and match the values to the given information.
The statement could represent the number objects collected by Dot compared to the number of objects compared by Stan.
5. Complete the statement below to show how many flowers and berries may be left at the end of the party.
Discuss the subtraction signs in this statement and how they represent flowers and berries being eaten. Discuss the equation if they each have only one of each item. Discuss what happens if they have more than one of each item. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
Various answers, for example: 8 – 5 < 9 – 5
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1N4) Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
This resource also covers the following objective from Year 2:
Mathematics Year 2: (2N2b) Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
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