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Number and Place Value


This week, we are going back to revisit place value.

Remember this is where we break numbers down into their tens and ones. We looked at this at the beginning of the Spring term in a concrete way by using cubes, base ten, counters etc.

Now we are going to look at place value in a pictorial sense. So we will be using pictures to help us solve number and word problems involving place value.


Please find the teaching sequence for the week below:

Find the worksheets for Maths this week here:

Monday 22nd February


Today, we will be revisiting how to break numbers down into tens and ones using base ten.

We will look at how this can be represented both concretely as a reminder and pictorially for our focussed activity.

We will demonstrate our understanding by matching the numbers to the pictorial representations of base ten.

Tuesday 23rd February


Today, we will be reminding ourselves how to use more than (>), less than (<) and equal to (=) signs to compare numbers.

Remember we think about CROCODILES when we write more than and less than signs. The crocodiles always eat the BIGGER number!

We will apply this to both pictorial and abstract number representations.

Wednesday 24th February


Today, we will be continuing with our study of place value, bringing it together with 'more than', 'less than' and 'equal to' ideas.

We will be applying our knowledge to pictorial representations of numbers, comparing given numbers and then creating our own comparisons to show more than (>), less than (<) and equal to (=).

Thursday 25th February


For this week's final taught session, we will be looking at word problems involving place value and our knowledge of 'more than', 'less than' and 'equal to'.

We have looked at some word problems in challenge activities before, but now we are going to focus on them.

We will be comparing two amounts of objects that people have by using our more than (>), less than (<) and equal to (=) signs, before writing sentences to explain who has more, less or if they have the same amount.