How Many Cubes?

Achievement Objectives
NA1-1: Use a range of counting, grouping, and equal-sharing strategies with whole numbers and fractions.
Specific Learning Outcomes

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


Description of Mathematics

Number Framework Stage 1

Required Resource Materials
Wooden cubes or Unifix/Multilink

In pairs each student picks up a handful of cubes and says how many they think are here before counting them. Each student counts the partner’s cubes. Repeat the process. Then each student picks up a handful of cubes and briefly shows the cubes to their partner. The pair discuss who has got more. They check this by lining the cubes up side by side. Discuss how many more in one line than the other.

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