Jungle Jim is working in the jungle. Help him count the different animals and insects that he discovers.
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Discussion points for teachers
1.Help Jungle Jim count the insects.
Discuss the different insects in the jungle and how they can be counted. Discuss which animals are insects and which are not. Discuss how many animals there are altogether.
2.Help Jim count the animals.
Discuss the different animals in the jungle and how they can be counted.
3.Help Jungle Jim count the spots on the ladybirds.
Discuss how many spots can be seen and how they can be counted (for example, using number bonds).
4.Help Jungle Jim count the number of tails.
Discuss how many tails can be seen and how they can be counted (for example, using number bonds).
5.Help Jungle Jim count the pairs of eyes.
Discuss how many eyes make a pair and how they can be counted (for example, in jumps of two).
9 pairs of eyes
6.Help Jungle Jim count the pairs of eyes?
Discuss other things that children could count, such as feet, beaks, etc. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
Various answers, for example: count the number of arms; count the number of legs.
Optional discussion points:
What other animals would you expect to see in the jungle?
Are there are other items in the jungle that can be counted?
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1N2c) Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words
Mathematics Year 1: (1C8) Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher
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