### Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding

**Day 1 Teaching**Demonstrate how to add by counting on using a ‘bus’. Sit 5 soft toys on a table: They are on a bus. Let toys get on the bus and demonstrate how we count on to work out the total now on the bus.

**Group activities**

-- Showing 5 fingers and counting on to find total of fingers on the other hand.

-- Roll 2 spotty dice (one with 5 dots) and find the total by counting on.

**Day 2 Teaching**Wave a hand. Five. Children do the same. Ask them to hold up 1 more finger. 5 and 1 more makes? Say 5 waving the hand, then 6 indicating the extra finger. Also model adding 2, 3, 4 and 5.

**Group activities**

-- Make a snake and add on cubes. Add the 2 colours together.

-- Add spots on dominoes and put them in order.

**Day 3 Teaching**Draw 7 smiley faces on a picture of a bus. Allow 1, 2 or 3 people to get on and model adding by counting on. Also use frogs on a log.

**Group activities**

-- Roll 2 spotty dice and add on 1, 2 each time. Write the sentence.

-- Work out how many dogs are in the rescue centre by adding on and recording number sentence.

**Day 4 Teaching**Show 5 beads on 20-bead bar. Children do same on their 20-bead strings. Roll a 1, 2, 3 dice. Model counting on that number, e.g. say 6, 7 as you slide beads across 1 at a time. Repeat.

**Group activities**

Use the 'Dotty Triangle Corners' in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.

Or, use these activities:

**-- Choose 5-10 on bead string and add on 1, 2 or 3 onto this number.**