Note: This investigation has been included in Maths At Home. In this form it has fresh context and purpose and, in some cases, additional resources. Maths At Home activity plans encourage independent investigation through guided 'homework', or, for the teacher, can be an outline of a class investigation.
Great Ryrie Primary School
Whenever I use Counting Frames I am always amazed at the children's excitement when offered the opportunity to count 'large' numbers near the end of the activity. For example, the lesson in the photo below began by counting the number of children present. Then asking the mathematician's question Can we check it another way?. That led to several alternatives, one of which was counting by twos. Then we:
How many people do you think there are?
Would you like to check your guess?
You bet they would like to...
Doug. Williams, consultant