Step 7: Count One Less Year 1 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Jungle Jim is working in the jungle. He needs your knowledge of counting one less to help answer his questions.
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Discussion points for teachers
- . How many toucans will there be if one flies away? How many monkeys will there be if one swings away? Discuss how to find one less by finding the number that comes before the given number.
- Which animal was he counting? Discuss the number of markings on the clipboard and compare this with the animals that Jungle Jim saw previously.
- How could he record the animals to remind him of which animal he is counting? Discuss the different ways that Jungle Jim could mark off the different animals (for example, drawing pictures or using a key).
- How many leaves and feathers will be in each row now? Discuss how the number of leaves and feathers will change if one is taken from each row. Discuss how to find one less than the starting number.
- How many leaves will be left in the row now? Discuss how the number of leaves will change using knowledge of counting one less and one less again.
- How many footprints are left? Discuss how to show one less when drawing a representation.
- Optional discussion points:
- What other objects could be counted in the jungle?
How is finding one less different to finding one more?
National Curriculum Objectives
- Mathematics Year 1: (1N1a) Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given numberMathematics Year 1: (1N2c) Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words
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