Develop fluency with the target boards. Use the target boards to:

- recall and remember useful number facts;
- use number facts to calculate mentally;
- explain thinking and methods of calculating.
- use mathematical language correctly.

Print Target Board 2

- Say each number out loud.
- Put objects on each number – check that you have the correct amount.
- Say the numbers in order.

**Practise addition with the target board.**

Ask children to:

Find two numbers that total 5.

*How do you know you are correct? *
*How did you work it out? Explain your thinking. *
*How many pairs of numbers can you find? *
*Make a list of the pairs you find.*

Find numbers that total 10.

*How do you know you are correct? *
*How did you work it out? Explain your thinking. *
*How many pairs of numbers can you find? *
*Make a list of the pairs you find.*

Make up a number story to go with your pairs of numbers, e.g. 3 + 2 = 5 Digit Dog ate 3 bones for breakfast and 2 bones for dinner. He ate 5 bones altogether. *How many different stories can you make?*

Find other totals and make up stories to go with them.

Find the total of the numbers in the first column. *How did you work it out?*

Find the sum of the numbers in the bottom row. *How did you do that?*

Find the column with the highest total. *Which column is easiest to add up? Why?*

Find the number that is double 1, double 2, double 3………..

Point at a number and say what double that number is e.g. point at 5 and say *“double 5 is 10”*

**Problem solving with the target board**

My total is 8 – find two numbers that you can add together to make my total. Can you find three numbers to make my total?

One of my numbers is 5. When I add it to another number, my total is 7. What is my second number?

I am thinking of a number. I count on 3 and get to 8. What number did I start with?

I am thinking of a number. I doubled it to make 8. What is my number?

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