“I wonder how many eggs are in the pot?”
Can you estimate?
What do you think?
Will there be more than 10? How many more? A lot more? A few more?
Will there be more than a 100?
Digit Dog and Calculating Cat used the egg boxes to help find out how many eggs there are. They wanted to organise the eggs so that they could see how many there are without counting in ones.
What do you notice?
How do the egg boxes help to see how many eggs there are?
How can you count them?
What questions can you ask?
Next they used the Numicon shapes to help them count.
What’s the same and what is different?