Jungle Jim is working in the jungle. He needs help counting backwards correctly.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. Which stones have disappeared?
Discuss the sequence of numbers to establish it is counting backwards. Discuss which numbers have disappeared.
2, 4 and 7
2. What would the rest of the sequence be?
Discuss the pattern of markings to establish the markings match the numerals. Establish that the sequence is counting backwards. Discuss how to complete the sequence. This question is open-ended to give children the opportunity to explore their knowledge of number order as well as counting backwards, by discussing what numbers could go before the 7.
Various answers, for example 10, 9, 8 and 2, 1
3. Which bats are covered?
Discuss the number words and the number sequence. Establish that the sequence is counting backwards but there are numbers missing. Discuss what the missing numbers should be.
five and two
4. What mistake did Jim make with his counting?
Discuss the sequence of numbers on the signs and the number words in the speech bubbles to establish that they do not match. Discuss the difference.
He misses out the number 5.
Optional discussion points:
When might you count backwards in real life?
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: (1N2c) Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words
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