# Maths

MATHS

Can you use apparatus to represent numbers?

In school we have lots of apparatus to help us count and represent numbers. We have apparatus to represent tens and ones - these are called dienes. Look at the PowerPoint slides to see what they look like and how they can represent different numbers. When you are ready to try the questions you could find apparatus at home by using something to represent 'ten' - maybe lollypop sticks or teaspoons - and something to represent 'one' - pasta shapes or buttons. When we use these together, they can help us see the numbers easier and help us see larger numbers. We can see how many tens and how many ones are in different numbers.

MATHS

Can you use apparatus to represent numbers?

In school we have lots of apparatus to help us count when using bigger numbers. Try to replicate this apparatus at home by finding something to represent 'ten' - maybe lollypop sticks or teaspoons - and something to represent 'one' - pasta shapes or buttons. Used together these two pieces of apparatus can help us to visualise larger numbers and help us to understand how many tens and ones make up that number.

For instance... number 26 would be two lollypop sticks and 6 buttons etc...

Use the game below to match the numbers with the visual representations of that number talking about how many 'tens' and 'ones' each number contains.

Can you use Dienes to make different numbers? These dienes show 10 and 9 ones. This makes 19.

With these dienes we can also make the numbers 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

Use the sheet to identify the different numbers you can make with the dienes provided.

Add one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero

Use what you have learnt about representing numbers with apparatus to solve the addition calculations. Look through the PowerPoint slides and then try the questions.

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