We meet Kev the trainee knight as he starts his training at Kingshill Castle. Here, he is disappointed to learn that becoming a knight requires a lot of training and first he must carry out lots of tasks in preparation for the upcoming joust. He has to count out how many swords he has cleaned, put up some flags onto the turrets and make sure he has the right amount and finally light torches in the corridors so that the knights can see where they are going.
This Learning Video Clip has been designed as a consolidation tool for steps 1, 2 and 3. 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. Help Kev to work out how many swords he has cleaned.
Discuss the number line and counting on. Discuss how many Kev has in total.
The total number of swords cleaned is 16.
2. Is Kev correct?
Discuss the tens frames and what they show. Discuss the different ways to find the answer.
Kev needs 17 more flags.
3. Kev partitions his sum to help him work out the answer. Do you agree?
Discuss the different ways the numbers can be partitioned. Discuss which is the best way to partition the numbers to get the answer.
Yes, Kev is correct. Kev should partition the 6 into 3 and 3 so that he can make 10 first by adding 7 and 3.
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1C2a) Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero
Mathematics Year 1: (1C4) Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = – 9
Mathematics Year 1: (1C1) Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
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