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Claire's Counting Cards

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Why do this problem?

This activity is a simple problem to be solved using the pupils' knowledge of addition and/or multiplication.

Possible approach

Some youngsters will do best if they see the numbers presented as items that they can count. Seeing them grouped as indicated in the problem will be a good catalyst for discussion.

Key questions

Tell me about the totals you've found.

Possible extension

Ask the youngsters to produce similar questions themselves.