• ### Where are they now?

Makes, models names and records 2 digit numbers

• ### Where to next?

Makes, models names and records 3 digit numbers

• ### Purpose

While at the single digit stage matching numerals to collections may seem to be just a memory exercise, students will not progress even at this level unless they are encouraged to build an understanding that numbers are about ‘amount’ or quantity – that they are not just about counting sequence. This idea of quantity is what makes mathematics different to other subjects. When learning reading, knowing a sequence of letters that makes a word is of little use unless the meaning of the word is also understood. So too with mathematics, just stating the name of a number symbol is of little use unless there is an understanding of the quantity indicated by the number. With higher numbers, this ability requires a broad understanding of all aspects of whole number including an understanding of the base10 system and place value, counting, relative magnitude and location.

### Win a Block

Focus: Modelling and counting collections through the use of place value units, writing numerals to match large collections. Understanding that ten ones make one ten, and that ten tens make one hundred.

Win a Block instruction sheet

Win a Block score sheet

### Grab 300

Focus: Modelling and counting collections through the use of place value units, writing numerals to match large collections. Understanding that ten ones make one ten, and that ten tens make one hundred.

Grab 300 Instruction Sheet

Counter 300 score sheet

### MAB Sculptures

Focus: Modelling and counting collections through the use of place value units, writing numerals to match large collections. Understanding that ten ones make one ten, and that ten tens make one hundred.