Year 1 Arrangement Styles: How Many Counters Are There?

Year 1 Arrangement Styles: How Many Counters Are There?

WOW Lesson

This lesson equips children to find out how many objects are in a set without the need to count one-to-one correspondence. Children learn a simple set of arrangements they can recognise and utilise. Many children, even in Key Stage 2, rely on one-to-one correspondence to work out how many objects there are in a set. We encourage the children to subitise (see how many there are in a random arrangement) and to recognise (see how many there are in a formal arrangement). This lesson focuses on learning a set of simple arrangements children can use to work out how many objects they have in a set.

Key Stage 1

Year 1

  • Mathematics
  • Number - number and place value
  • identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
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