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Counters are a great resource that we can use in mathematics in a number of ways, for example to show patterns, to model our thinking or to keep track of moves. We have put together a number of activities that all use counters - can you work out the different ways in which the counters are used?

Age 5 to 7

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A resource to try once children are familiar with number lines, and they have begun to use them for addition. It could be a good way to talk about subtraction. Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land?

Age 5 to 7

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Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

Age 5 to 7

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Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?