Name
Using number manipulatives (online)
Topic
Using NumberBeads
Learning time
50 minutes
Designed time
1 hour and 20 minutes
Size of class
8
Description
Embedding the NumberBeads game in a lesson plan that has to run wholly online. The game is designed to help learners with low numeracy. This version requires students to have access to a laptop or tablet at home, together with internet access, and with parent/carer supervision where possible. They also need the physical materials to be delivered to them.
Mode of delivery
Wholly online
Aims
To help learners understand how numbers make other numbers
Outcomes
Explain
Editor
diana
Making 5s from different lengths (Before Wednesday 10.00)
30 minutes)
  • Read Watch Listen
    10
    1
    1
    Watch the teacher's video to see how to make number bonds to 5 using coloured rods
  • Practice
    15
    1
    1
    From a pile of rods length 1 to 4, put in 2 rods to fill a 5-frame. For each one you complete, take a photo of the frame.
  • Produce
    5
    1
    1
    Use the class forum to post your photos to the teacher.
Notes:
The materials have to be sent to the students' homes before the session. Emailing photos will be a common technique for home learning, so the teacher must check with parents to be sure they know how to do this for all such sessions.
Resources linked: 0
Making 5s in two different ways (Wednesday 11.00 - 11.15)
15 minutes)
  • Read Watch Listen
    2
    8
    1
    Good morning, and well done for sending in your photos. Now you can look at all the different ways of filling a 5-frame.
  • Discuss
    5
    8
    0
    With the teacher, discuss and describe all the different bonds the groups have made.
  • Read Watch Listen
    8
    8
    0
    Watch the teacher link to and play the NumberBeads game, to make 5-bead sets out of 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bead sets. Now you can follow the guide on your worksheet to play the game yourself and we'll meet again tomorrow.
Notes:
The teacher has an hour to look through all the photos submitted and to put them onto a slide to share on the conferencing app. In case none are submitted, create a few photos to show the differences, include one or two that do not fill the frame.
Resources linked: 0
Working with the game to make 3s, 4s and 5s (Before Thursday 11.00)
20 minutes)
  • Practice
    20
    1
    2
    Work on the NumberBeads game, Format 1, starting at target 5s.
Notes:
Resources linked: 0
Making more bonds to 10 (Thursday 11.00 - 11.15)
15 minutes)
  • Practice
    13
    8
    1
    How did you get on with the game? Lets look at it together and talk about how you made the 5-beads sets. I will ask each of you to tell me a way to make 5 by joining two sets of beads, or by splitting one of the sets. (Repeat this for all the bonds for 5, so that each learner describes at least one of these.) Now tell me what numbers these two sets make (point to pairs that make 5 and that make 4 and 6 as well, showing what happens when you join them each time). Now we'll look at making 6s - how do we do that?
  • Read Watch Listen
    2
    8
    0
    Before we meet again on Monday, please see if you can get to level 10 in the game. Remember to look at the Guide if you get stuck.
Notes:
Resources linked: 0

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