Step 12: Ordering Objects Year 1 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Jungle Jim is working in the jungle. He is ordering objects and animals using these symbols < > and the terms greatest and smallest.
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Discussion points for teachers
- Jim thinks these animals are ordered from greatest to smallest. Do you agree? Discuss the terms smallest and greatest. Discuss how many are in each group.
- Complete the clipboard using the > or < symbols. Discuss the symbols < and > and how they are used.
- I can order three groups of animals now because there are crocodiles under the water. Is he correct? Discuss how many quantities you need to know before you can order them.
- Order the groups of animals from greatest to smallest. Discuss whether anything changes because the animals are not grouped together. Discuss how you can order objects that are placed randomly by grouping them first.
- How many oranges would I need to pick so that the group of oranges is the smallest group I have? Is there more than one answer? Discuss the possible values, discuss the greatest and smallest values. This question is open-ended for children to explore.
- Complete the inequality statement to order the wheelbarrows A, B and C from smallest to greatest. Discuss mixed representations and how to group them within their representation.
Optional discussion points:
Discuss how inequality statements would change if the order of the animals was swapped.
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1N1b) Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens
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
Mathematics Year 1: (1N2c) Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words
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