And the Number of the Day is

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Having a selection of three different numbers on our board, the children in Room 6 can choose their level of ability to work out the number of the day.  

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Having a choice to work independently, with a buddy or in groups the children need to answer questions to show a variety of representations for the number including drawings, equations and appropriate strategies to solve the number problem. 

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Working with a buddy or in small groups creates a level of confidence that will encourage students to discuss their thinking, share their ideas and develop growth in the ways they think about numbers and operations.  

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Allowing students to share their representations and learn from each other is a vital component of Today’s Number and provides the teacher with a great deal of information about how students are thinking about numbers.  

Keywords: Global newspaper, writingCurriculum links: Mathematics - Number Strategies: Communicate and interpret simple additive strategies, using words, diagrams, pictures and symbols. Patterns and relationships: Generalise that whole numbers can be partitioned in many ways.

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