Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s up to 90. Practise going forwards and backwards. Choose different numbers to start from. Think about the pattern when you count in the various numbers.
It is Fluency Friday again. Time to test your Gem Maths skills! have a quick warm up then time three minutes and try and complete your test. Remember, you can move up a level if you score 19 or 20. Some of you may be quite far through the Gem Maths tests now. If you complete them, email me and I will be able to set you some more advanced fluency challenges.
Once you have completed your Gem Maths, apply the knowledge into solving these word problems. Remember to try and visualise the problem. Is it an addition or a subtraction? Do you need to take away or find the difference? Does the problem have one, two or more steps? Draw a diagram to help if you need or a representation of the numbers in the problem.
1. There are 8 cans of Pepsi in a pack. I give one to my brother, one to my sister and keep one for myself. How many are left in the pack?
2. A pen at the zoo contains a mother lion and two cubs. Another mother lion and her three cubs are added to the pen. How many lions are in the pen altogether?
3. Over the weekend I did some bird watching in my garden. I counted 16 starlings and 12 blackbirds. How many more starlings did I see?