Years 1 & 2: Number and Place Value
This list consists of activities, games and videos designed to support the new curriculum programme of study in Years 1 and 2. Containing tips on using the resources and suggestions for further use it covers:
Year 1: counting, reading and writing numbers to 100 (in numerals) and in multiples of twos, fives and tens, identify one more/one less, identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial repesentations and read and write numbers 1-20 in words.
Year 2: count forwards and backwards in steps of 2,3,5 from 0 and in tens, place value of two digit numbers, identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, compare and order numbers (0-100) using <,>, = signs, read and write numbers in numerals and solve problems using place value and number facts.
Visit the primary mathematics webpage to access all lists: www.stem.org.uk/primary-maths
Links and Resources
A treasure chest of 40 activity work sheets and games linked to many of the mathematical topics in KS1.
Many activities allow children to become confident at recognising numbers as numerals and pictorial representations before recognising them as words.
Sheets 1 and 2 help children practise recognising and ordering numbers. On sheet 5 (page 19) children recognise numbers from pictorial representation, then write the number in numerals and words. Sheet 27 (page 61 on pdf) practises placing numbers on number lines. Sheet 36 looks at recognising and ordering numbers.
The activity on page 18 of the PDF looks at developing the idea of more, fewer and the same when looking at sets of bears. This activity is designed to be used with concrete objects such as plastic bears but could be used as a worksheet to complement the teaching of number.
Page 80 on the PDF contains an activity which introduces odd and even numbers and includes a game to practise this idea.
The book contains many other activities for teaching number and place value.
Sometimes we just need a different activity, game or worksheet so children may consolidate or practise learning of a specific topic. Aimed at Year 1 this resource provides many activity ideas for counting, reading, writing and recognising numbers using practical tasks. It could be used as an added extra to support/extend or revise number skills.
Topic 15 looks at sets of 6-10, numerals and number names, with many activities including: making a multilink town, bead threading and picture bingo.
Aimed at Year 2, this resource provides games and activities, including photocopiable worksheets. They could be used with the whole class or with smaller groups practising specific topics.
Topic 18 provides many activity ideas for ordering to 30, using < and > signs. One activity idea uses multilink to build concrete representations of numbers before writing out number statements using the < and > signs.
Other topics in this resource look at counting, grouping and ordering numbers and finding patterns within the number system.
This video shows an interesting method of introducing place value. Children visualise calculations as they create 'maths stories' by moving cups, or cards, between the resources and maths tables. It is a great way of moving children on from concrete to abstract ideas when teaching place value and number work.