Good Morning! This week we are going to be learning about numbers to 20. Before we get started, let's practice your learning from last week. Can you find the answers to the addition sums below? Remember that you can use your fingers, draw pictures or use small objects to help you work them out.
4 + 1 =
2 + 6 =
5 + 4 =
Click on the link below to watch the Numberblocks episode 'I can count to 20' on BBC iPlayer.
Did you spot a pattern?
Numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 are 1-digit numbers, with just 1 number representing each number.
Numbers 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 are 2-digit numbers, with 2 numbers representing each number. The first number is always 1 and then the second number increases by 1 each time. We can use this pattern to help us order and read the numbers. Some of the numbers like 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 give us a clue as to what they are because they include the number 4 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 in the 2-digit number. So I know that 14 is FOUR-teen because I can see the number 4 in it.
Have another look at the number track. Can you practice counting to 20 again as you point to the numbers along the track. Count slowly and look carefully at each number as you count.
When you have practiced this a few times, let's see if you can remember any of the numbers. Adults, please point to numbers on the number track out of sequence (e.g. point to 7, 14, 3, 9 etc) and see if your child can tell you what number it is. Remember to give lots of praise for the numbers they recognise. Any that they are unsure of just tell them the number and ask them to repeat it back to you. Thank you