Step 7: Order Groups of Objects Year 1 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Diver Dan is searching for fish in the coral reef. He finds different groups of objects and fish up to twenty, and orders the groups from smallest to greatest and greatest to smallest.
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Discussion points for teachers
- Help Dan to order the groups from smallest to greatest. Discuss the number of clown fish in each anemone. Discuss which anemone has the smallest number of fish and which anemone has the greatest number of fish. Discuss the correct order using language of more than, less than, greater than and fewer than.
- Are the groups ordered from smallest to greatest or greatest to smallest? Discuss the number of starfish on each stone using language of more than, less than, greater than and fewer than.
- He orders them from greatest to smallest. Is his order correct? Discuss how many fish there are in each photograph. Discuss the order that Diver Dan has used. Discuss whether the order is correct using the language of more than, less than, greater than and fewer than.
- If the groups were ordered from greatest to smallest, how many fish could relax on the third piece of coral? Discuss how many fish are on the first two pieces of coral. Discuss how many are on the second piece and whether a smaller or greater number needs to come next. Discuss numbers that are less than the number of fish on the second piece of coral.
- Using all the shells on the seabed, find all possible ways to add the shells to the two empty rocks to order the shells from greatest to smallest. Discuss the order of the groups of shells and how many shells are on the first rock. Discuss how many shells there are move and how the middle rock needs more shells than the final rock. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
Optional discussion points:
What other groups of objects could Dan order in the coral reef? How else could he order the groups of objects?
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: (1N2a) Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals
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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