## Counting Backwards From a Non-Zero Starting Point

I am learning to count backwards starting from ANY number.

I know I can do it when I am able to count backwards from a non-zero starting point.

Yesterday we practised count forwards from numbers other than zero, today we are going to practise counting backwards.

You may wish to use the 100s chart that you used yesterday.

The online version can be found here.

Like yesterday, you will be using playing cards or dice to find 2-digit numbers. If you do not have playing cards or dice, you can find some virtual dice here.

Remember – If you are using playing cards, you will need to remove the Jacks, Queens, Kings, Jokers and 10s.

Roll 2 dice or pick two playing cards from your deck to make a 2-digit number (for example 43). In your Maths book, write down the previous 8 numbers (for example 42, 41, 40, 39…).

Repeat this with at least 5 different numbers.

If you are finding this too tricky, try only using numbers less than 30.

If you want to challenge yourself, you could start with 3-digit or 4-digit numbers.

## Counting Forwards From a Non-Zero Starting Point.

I am learning to count on starting from ANY number.

I know I can do it when I am able to count on from a non-zero starting point.

Today we are going to focus on counting, starting from numbers other than zero. To help you with this, you may wish to use a 100s chart. Find an online 100 chart here.

OR you can print your own using one of the charts in the file below. ↓↓↓

Last week you used playing cards or dice to find 2-digit numbers. You will need to do this again today. If you do not have playing cards or dice, you can find some virtual dice here.

Note* If you are using playing cards, you will need to remove the Jacks, Queens, Kings, Jokers and 10s.

Roll 2 dice or pick two playing cards from your deck to make a 2-digit number (for example 43). In your Maths book, write down the next 8 numbers (for example 44, 45, 46, 47…).

Repeat this process for at least 5 different numbers.

If you are finding this too tricky, try only using numbers less than 30.

If you want to challenge yourself, you could start with 3-digit or 4-digit numbers.

## Tuesday 20th July – Maths

Yesterday we used the counting on strategy to solve addition sums. Today we are going to apply that strategy by using number lines.

Use this number line. ↓↓↓

Using the number line, have a go at completing the task cards attached below. ↓↓↓

### Extension

Have a go at creating some of your own worded problems in your book.

## Time – Duration (Minutes)

I am learning to understand that 1 minute is the same as 60 seconds.

I know I can do it when I have completed activities that last 1 minute.

This week we will be looking at time in a variety of different ways. Today’s focus will be to develop our understanding that 60 seconds is the same amount of time as 1 minute.

What sorts of things can you do in 60 seconds?

Brainstorm/write a list of activities that you can complete around your house in about 60 seconds. Some examples might include: getting dressed, washing your hands, running to your letterbox and back.

Once you have written your list, test it out!

Using a stopwatch, write down the time it took you to complete each task on your list. For example: it took me 33 seconds to run to the letterbox and back.

## Thursday 3rd June – Maths

### Number Patterns

This week we have been looking at patterns using shapes or objects. Patterns can also be created using numbers.

Look at the examples in the table above.

Have a go at creating your own number patterns. Here are some ideas that you could try:

Make a number pattern using the number 3.

Make a counting backwards pattern starting at the number 55.

Make a number pattern that has the number 12 in it.

Create a number pattern using the numbers 4 and 10.

Or think of your own creative ideas.

### Extension

Try playing this number pattern game.

## Building a Repeating Pattern

I am learning to understand a repeating pattern.

I know I can do it when I can create my own repeating pattern.

Patterns are a repeating sequence or design.

In the image above you can see some repeating pattern examples. You can see the pattern: same, same, different.