Print your flik-flak onto A4 paper and laminate. Fold along the black lines and you’re ready to go.

Start with the Digit Dog flik-flak:

Download Digit Dog flik-flak here

In a large group:

Hold up the Digit Dog flik-flak and ask *how many……can you see?* You can show all the numbers from 0 to 10 by folding on the black lines. This allows children to practise counting sets of objects up to 10.

Once children can confidently count objects with 1:1 correspondence, encourage them to *subitise* i.e. to recognise amounts without counting.

Look for patterns within numbers and help children understand that numbers are composed of smaller numbers e.g. fold the Digit Dog flik-flak in half as shown, ask H*ow many dogs can you see? What else can you see? I can see 4 and 1, and 3 and 2……..Explain your thinking. *Repeat by folding to show other numbers.

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Use the flower flik-flak, fold it in half to show 6 flowers.

*What do you notice? How many flowers can you see? How many purple? How many red? How many yellow? How many altogether? *

Repeat by folding to show other numbers.

Download flower flik-flak here

In a small group:

Give children individual flik-flaks and ask them *show me* questions. Use your questions to develop mathematical language and reasoning skills.

*Use your flik-flak to show me:*

- Single digit numbers – 1, 2, 3, 4 ……etc.
- The numbers 0 – 10 in order.
*How many ways can you show each number?*
- The same number as I am showing.
- One less / one more than 3, than 4….. etc.
*How did you work it out? Can you do it without counting?*
- More/fewer than I am showing.
*Explain your answer. Has everyone got the same answer? Can you give me another answer?*
*3 and 2, 4 and 2, 3 and 3. Can you do it in a different way? Has everyone shown it in the same way? What is the same, what is different?*

### Coming next: Using flik-flaks to count in steps of more than 1

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