Students practise whole number sequences using numerals, quantities (eg dots) and words. Thinking is focused on considering the number that comes before and after given numbers.

Teacher notes

  • Students place train carriages on a track in order, one at a time, by working out the number that comes before and after the number on each carriage.
  • Numbers are represented as words, numerals, dots, and/or MAB blocks.
  • Randomised number generation encourages repeated use.

Learning objects

Number trains picture.

Number trains: numbers 1 to 10
Students work with whole numbers up to 10. Numbers are represented as words, numerals and dots.

Number trains picture.

Number trains: numbers 1 to 20
Students work with whole numbers up to 20. Numbers are represented as words, numerals and dots.

Number trains picture.

Number trains: numbers 30 to 50
Students work with whole numbers from 30 to 50. Numbers are represented as words and numerals and MAB Blocks.

Number trains picture.

Number trains: numbers 90 to 120
Students work with whole numbers from 90 to 120. Numbers are represented as numerals only.

Number trains picture.

Number trains: skip counting
Students use skip counting by twos, fives and tens. Numbers are represented as numerals only. A ëhundred chartí provides support for 'skip counting' while students develop appropriate thinking and test ideas.

Number trains picture.

Number trains
This is an aggregated learning object combining the five other learning objects in a sequence.