This unit supports the following ELGs:
ELG 11: Mathematics: Numbers - count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number
ELG 4: Physical development: Moving and handling - handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing
This week, children will learn to count to 10. They will be introduced to the numbers 9 and 10 and use the ten frame to scaffold their counting to 10.
Children may count too few or too many. Counting the same object more than once is common. Children should be encouraged to line up objects when counting and touch each
object as they count. Ask:
• Have you counted carefully? Can you check by counting again slowly?
Children may think that objects need to be in a single row to be countable. Show 6–10 counters in one row, then move them into two rows as represented on a ten frame. Ask:
• How many counters are there in this row? How many counters are there now? How many counters fill this part of the ten frame?
You may wish to take opportunities throughout the day to build and reinforce mathematical concepts. This gives children’s learning purpose and meaning in the wider context of their lives. There are some activities below: