Here at Highfield Hall we encourage our children to investigate and explore in maths. We use lots of concrete resources and real-life experiences to enable children to fully engage in maths and understand the concepts they encounter. This is an approach recommended by maths specialists and consultants across the globe to enable children to fully understand key underlying principles. In this way we are ensuring children learn through understanding and experience.
We have started Year 2 by checking what we can remember about 2 digit numbers- can we still read, understand and partition them? We read the numbers, made them with Dienes, partitioned them into tens and ones and explained what we did to a partner.
We then played a really fun game on the interactive white board to check we could identify a number made using Dienes. Here's a link so you can practise it at home too!
We did some reasoning around place value in groups. We had to sort cards into categories of 12, 21 or trash!
We really had to make sure we understood place value to answer. We explained to our friends and worked together.