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Birthday Cakes

Achievement Objectives:

Achievement Objective: NA1-1: Use a range of counting, grouping, and equal-sharing strategies with whole numbers and fractions.
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Achievement Objective: NA1-2: Know the forward and backward counting sequences of whole numbers to 100.
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Specific Learning Outcomes: 

Count a set of objects in the range 1–10.

Form a set of objects in the range 1–10.

Identify all of the numbers in the range 0–10.

Description of mathematics: 

Number Framework Stage 1

Required Resource Materials: 
Ice block sticks.
Numeral cards (Material Master 4-1)
Birthday cake (Material Master 5-8)
Activity: 

In pairs the students select cards for the age of the student having a party and match this with “candles” (ice block sticks) on the birthday cake. Repeat this except ask questions like how many more candles will be needed in 2 years time and how many more candles will be needed when the student goes from 7to 9 years of age.