# Mathematics

**ELG Numbers: Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. **

__This week’s focus will be all around doubling and halving.__

Starter: How many 2D shapes can you name? Challenge: what can the children tell you about the shape? Can they find one in the house?

Main Activity: Get 10 objects, these can be anything: 10 apples, 10 Lego pieces, 10 colouring pencils. Now show the child an amount and see if they can double it. For example, give them 2 pieces of Lego and ask can you double it? They should get two more. Then ask how many do you now have altogether. 'Double 2 is 4'.

Continue to do this between 1 and 10 until they are comfortable.

Challenge: Write the number sentences and to see if they notice any patterns. For example all answers are even numbers. Why is that?

Please take pictures of anything the children do and upload it to tapestry.