Step 2: Representing Numbers Year 2 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Jib the alien is visiting his grandma on her birthday. He is investigating the way numbers have been represented and needs your help!
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Discussion points for teachers
- Help Jib to work out which door he should knock on. Discuss how the representations have been shown using lights and discuss how they have been arranged.
- Help Jib put the space pups in their correct seats on the sofa by matching the number of spots with the numbers on the sofa cushions. Discuss how to match the representations with numerals. Discuss how the spots have been arranged on the animals, for example, five rows of five spots and two rows of thirteen. Ask how else the numbers 25 and 26 could be represented.
- Help Jib to work out how old she is. Discuss how Grandma’s age has been represented. Ask how the sprinkles have been grouped – does this make it easier to count?
- What other ways could Jib represent Grandma’s age? Discuss ways to represent the number 62, such as an array, using different objects on the cake (candles, chocolate chips, etc.) or other objects around the room (62 cards, etc.). This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
Optional discussion points:
How might other numbers be represented at his grandma’s house?
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 2: (2N4) Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
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