Posted in Counting

## Using the flik-flak to count in 2s

Use the flik-flaks as a quick way to practise counting in 2s. Show children the flik-flak and ask:

How many dogs can you see?  How many eyes can you see?  How many ears can you see?  How did you count them?

Fold the flik-flak:   How many eyes can you see now? How did you count them? Did you count in 2s? Did you say “3 lots of 2”?

Challenge

If you can see 2 eyes, how many eyes are hidden?  How do you know?  Explain your thinking.

Posted in Counting, Making totals, Number sense

## Using flik-flaks to practise number bonds to 10

Use the flik-flaks as a quick way to practise number bonds to 10. Show children the flik-flak and ask:

“How many dogs can you see?” “How did you count them?”

Count the dogs in each row. Ask questions such as “Which row has most dogs?” “Which row has the fewest dogs?” “Which row has one more than the bottom row?”

Before continuing, make sure children are confident that there are 10 dogs altogether.

Fold the flik-flak: “How many dogs can you see now?”

“How many dogs are hidden?” “How do you know?” “Explain your thinking”.

“How many dogs altogether?”

Fold the flik-flak in a different way: “How many dogs can you see now?”

“How many dogs are hidden?” “How do you know?” “Explain your thinking”.

“How many dogs altogether?”

Keep folding the flik-flak to explore all the combinations of numbers to make 10. I can see 1 dog. 9 dogs are hidden. 9 + 1 = 10 I can see 3 dogs. I know 7 are hidden because 3 +7 = 10. I can see 7 dogs, so 3 dogs must be hidden because 3 + 7 = 10