- Are there enough lily pads for each frog to sit on one each? Discuss how many frogs there are altogether. Discuss how many lily pads there are altogether. Discuss if there are enough lily pads for each frog to sit on one each.
- Are there enough branches for each toucan to sit on one each? Discuss how many toucans there are altogether. Discuss how many branches there are altogether. Discuss if there are enough branches for each toucan to sit on one each.
- Has Jungle Jim got enough bananas to give one to each of the monkeys? Discuss how many bananas there are in Jungle Jim’s bag. Discuss how many monkeys there are altogether. Discuss if there are enough bananas for each monkey to have one each.
- Which other animal that he can see might like to eat a banana? How many more bananas would he need? Discuss which other animal on the screen would eat a banana. Discuss how many more they would need.
- How many ants can you see? Discuss how to find the total number of ants using knowledge of counting forwards.
- How many ants are there now? Discuss how to find one more and one more again using knowledge of counting one more.
- Help Jungle Jim to work out how many frogs are in the pond. Discuss whether all the frogs are in the pond.
- If one more frog jumps into the pond, Jungle Jim thinks that there will be 8 frogs altogether. Is he correct? Discuss why Jungle Jim might think there would be 8 frogs in total if one more was added. Discuss that Jungle Jim is incorrect due to the wording of the question.
Optional discussion points:
What other things could you count in the jungle?
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1N4) Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
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