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Day 3

Question 1 uses the board game context again, but with different numbers. The small step of progression in Question 2 is the move from the real-life scenario of playing a board game to the pictorial concept of a counter on a number track. The wording of the question has also become more mathematical.


Create and use number tracks and a counter to have the opportunity to physically move the counter backwards, encourage the children to draw the jumps to record this.

Encourage the children to count the jumps as they count back. Give different start numbers but the same instruction to help children to see that the number of jumps is the same but the answers will be different, depending on the start number