Posted in Additive relationships, Calculating, Fluency, Strategic competence

I wish I had……..

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Digit Dog is counting his bones. “One, two, three.” But 3 bones are not enough.

Reason about numbers by asking questions about the number of bones:

What if Digit Dog found 1 more bone? How many would he have then? How do you know that? Can you convince me?

What if he found 2 more bones?

What if he ate one bone?

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What does Digit Dog have to do to make his wish come true? How many more bones does he need? How can you work it out?

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Use a five-frame or ten-frame to help learners work out how to make Digit Dog’s wish come true and explain their thinking.

Explore other numbers of bones.

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