Step 8: Order Numbers Year 1 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Diver Dan is going on his last underwater adventure. He is counting the different objects and creatures and solving puzzles. He needs help to order numbers from greatest to smallest and smallest to greatest.
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Discussion points for teachers
- Help Dan put the barrels in order from smallest to greatest.
Discuss the meaning of the words smallest and greatest. Discuss the numbers on the barrels. Discuss which numbers have a ten and which don’t and what that tells the children. Discuss the order of the numbers.
8, 11, 14, 18
- What number is on the third barrel?
Discuss the meaning of the term ‘third’ from previous unit in the year. Discuss where to start count from (left or right). Discuss which barrel is third.
- Order the photos by the number of sea creatures in them.
Discuss the number of creatures in each photo and how they should be ordered.
Jellyfish, seahorses, fish
- Diver Dan takes a fourth photo with some starfish. There are less starfish than fish but there are more starfish than jellyfish. How may starfish could there be?
Discuss the numbers between 3 and 16. Discuss how many starfish could be on the photo. Could it be the same as the seahorses?
Any number between 4 and 15.
- Put the number of the objects Dan has counted in order from greatest to smallest.
Discuss the objects Diver Dan has counted. Discuss which is the greatest number. Discuss which is the smallest. Discuss which number is between.
15, 13 and 3.
- Is he correct? Explain.
Discuss the meaning of greater. Discuss the digits in each number. Discuss if Dan is correct.
Dan is not correct because 18 has a ten and 9 does not so 18 must be greater.
Optional discussion points
What other objects could Diver Dan put in order from greatest to smallest? What changes when you put things in order from smallest to greatest?
Mathematics Year 1: (1N2c) Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words
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
This resource also covers the following objective from Year 2:
Mathematics Year 2: (2N2b) Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
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