# Counting & Understanding Number with TES iboard

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Postman's Walk: A simple number matching game. Ask pupils to position the arrows over the correct houses on each street before pressing post to send the postmen on their way.

Post the Letters: Deliver the letters to the correct houses. Make this more of a puzzle by hiding the house numbers, asking pupils to use their knowledge of number order to work out which house is which.

Up or Down the Number Line in Units: This activity is a simple, greater than/less than, practice game. The BEE games use low number ranges. This game has a number line and target numbers. Simply press the arrow to move the bee

Ladybird Spot Sorting: Sort the ladybirds based on the number of spots they have. Make and encourage observations, such as 'not all ladybirds with 8 spots have 4 on each side'. If we're sorting 10, 5 and 2 spots, can you estimate which is which without actually counting?

Number Balloons: A fun game for rapid recognition of numbers. Burst the balloons by choosing the pin to match the number of spots. How fast can your pupils burst them all?

Number Square Puzzle - 10 missing numbers: Put the numbers back in their correct places in the blank number square. Explore the patterns in the grid, and notice the relationships between the numbers.

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Duck Pond: A simple counting, comparing and totalling activity from 0-10

Hammer Numbers: An activity for demonstrating tens and units. Use to show chunking, e.g. 'There are 4 tens in 40. How many tens are there in 47? What makes 40 and 47 different?'

Up or Down the Number Line in Tens: This activity is a simple, greater than/less than, practice game. The BEE games use low number ranges. This game has a number line and target numbers which are all multiples of 10. Simply press the arrow to move the bee

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Counting Candles: A counting activity using candles on birthday cakes. Put candles on their matching cakes, asking pupils to compare groups.

Duck Pond: A simple counting, comparing and totalling activity from 0-10

Bee Swarms: A simple activity for adding using bees.

Number Cards: A number cards activity for making addition and subtraction problems

Cube Count Comparison: Make lines of cubes to compare differences in length. Set pupils challenges such as, 'Build two lines of cubes that have a difference of 4 cubes in their lengths. Now, where would you put a cube to change the difference to 5?'

Josh's Favourite Toy Story Book: An interactive story using a familiar setting, with a simple text, colourful illustrations and full sound support.

Cinderella Story Book: The traditional tale of Cinderella, retold with a simple text, colourful illustrations and full sound support.

Comparing Sweets: A game for comparing numbers of sweets to see the difference. Ask pupils to give various amounts of sweets to the two children, then complete the number sentence below.

The Ogre's Birthday Story Book: An interactive story within a fantasy setting, with a simple text, colourful illustrations and full sound support.