## 17) Locate Numbers: Number Line

Counting Backwards 10 to 1

### Mathematics

• Develop fluency locating numbers on a number line from 0 to 10.

### Language

• one shorter/longer
• one less/more than (later introduce ‘one greater than’)
• one number before/after

## Differentiation

### A little easier

##### Locate 1, 2, 3, 5, 9

Some students benefit from learning to locate numbers to 10 in two stages. First, students learn to locate the numbers 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9. Whilst they are learning these numbers, write 4, 6, 7 and 8 on the write and wipe sleeve using a dry erase marker. This will reduce the cognitive load. Students focus on learning to locate:

•  1, 2 and 3 by seeing without counting
• 5 as the middle
• 9 as one before 10

Numbers 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9 need to be learnt first. Then students can move onto locating 4, 6, 7 and 8.

##### Locate 4, 6, 7, 8

Once students are fluent locating 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9 without counting from one they can move onto learning to locate 4, 6, 7 and 8. Whilst they are learning these numbers, write 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9 on the write and wipe sleeve using a dry erase marker. This will reduce the cognitive load. Students focus on learning to locate:

•  4 as one before 5
• 6 as one after 5
• 7 and 8 by counting on from 5

Once students are fluent locating 4, 6, 7 and 8 they can complete the core activity as is, without additional numbering.

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