- Help Jungle Jim compare the number of toucans with the number of monkeys. Discuss strategies to work out whether there are more toucans or monkeys. Make use of the language, ‘fewer’, ‘less than’, ‘more than’, etc.
- Help Jungle Jim compare the number of tigers with the number of snakes. Discuss strategies to work out whether there are more tigers or snakes. Make use of the language, ‘fewer’, ‘less than’, ‘more than’, etc.
- Help jungle Jim compare the groups of animals and find any equal groups. Discuss the meaning of the words ‘equal groups’. Make use of the language, ‘is equal to’.
- Help Jungle Jim compare the number of animals in each photograph. Discuss and note that the groups of animals in each photograph are different. Make use of appropriate mathematical language.
- What other comparisons can you make between the three photographs? This question is open-ended for the children to explore. Discuss the absence of animals from photographs and note that these can be included in their comparisons. In the photograph taken behind him, there are no toucans present; but there were toucans in front of him and above him.
Optional discussion points:
Discuss prepositional language. The animals were ‘behind’, ‘in front of’ and ‘above’ him. Where else could the animals be in relation to Jungle Jim? Where are the animals in the photographs?
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1N1a) Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
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
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