We meet the Garden Gnomes, Norman, Nipsy, Nina and Gordon who look after the gardens in the beautiful Tattley Hall. The Gnomes have to work hard to keep the gardens looking nice. They have to share out groups of seeds, group seedlings and biscuits equally and work out which vegetable patches have odd and even numbers.
This Learning Video Clip has been designed as a consolidation tool for steps 1, 2 and 4. It contains content relevant to all these steps and can be used in parts to recap a particular step or in on its own at the end of a teaching sequence for the included steps.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. I have 30 seeds and 6 pots. I can put 6 seeds in each pot. Do you agree?
Discuss the ways to work out the answer. Discuss how to model sharing the seeds physically using manipulatives or drawings on the board.
Norman is incorrect. He would have 5 seeds in each pot.
2. Can you help Norman work out how many pots he will need
Discuss the sum needed and how to show this as a drawing. Discuss the different methods that can be used, such as number line etc.
Norman will need 10 pots.
3. How many bird seed biscuits can each bird have?
Discuss how to group the biscuits using number lines and drawings.
Each bird will get 2 biscuits.
4. How many seedlings did she have to begin with? How many in each group?
Discuss placing the seedlings into the 3 groups. Discuss the different ways this could be shown.
18 seedlings. 6 in each group.
5. How many ways can she equally group the petals into bags? Draw a picture to help you.
Discuss the various ways this can be shown as a picture.
Various answers, for example: 24 ÷ 6 = 4, 24 ÷ 2 = 12, 24 ÷ 8 = 3
6. Is Nipsy correct? If 3 more beetles move in to each row. How many beetles will there be in total?
Discuss the sum used in the question. Discuss different ways to show this correctly.
No, Nipsy is not correct. There are 35. If there are 3 more in each row, there would be 50 beetles in total.
7. How many flowers might Nipsy need to water?
Discuss the different ways the flowers could be arranged. Discuss the different ways this could be worked out. This question is open-ended for children to explore.
Various answers, for example: 24, 28, 32
8. How many could be in each patch?
Discuss odd and even numbers. Discuss different ways of sharing out the plants so that one is odd, one is even.
Various answers, for example: 14 in one, 7 in the other.
9. How many vegetable patches have odd numbers and how many have even?
Discuss the different patches and how many are in each. Discuss which are odd and which are even and how we know that.
Patch 1 = 13, Patch 2 = 12, Patch 3 = 16, Patch 4 = 9, Patch 5 = 15, Patch 6 = 19
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 2: (2C7) Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
Mathematics Year 2: (2C8) Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts
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