### Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding

**Day 1 Teaching**

Use different sets of objects, including pegs on a coat hanger, to partition 12 into 2 sets. Then use bar diagrams and write 4 sentences. Learn the facts.**Group Activities**Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘Are you well balanced?’ from NRICH as today’s group activity.

Or, use these activities:

-- Find as many ways of making given numbers.

-- Consolidate number bonds to 10 and 20.

**Day 2 Teaching**

Use the NRICH balances to show equality and use this to rehearse number facts. Write these facts as number sentences, using +, = and also – signs.**Group Activities**

-- Play ‘what’s in the box’ exploring different number fact sentences.