Year 2 KO Reference c
Read, write and order numbers from 0 to at least 20;
understand and use the vocabulary of comparing and ordering
3. Which number is bigger? 15 or 12
13. Put these numbers in order, smallest to biggest : 16 9 13
23. Put these numbers in order, biggest to smallest ; 12 20 17 9
Which number is bigger/smaller? Order, biggest, smallest, numbers 0 to 20.
How do you decide which number is bigger/smaller?
Which digit do you look at first?
Revise numbers and practise number formation.
Ask pupils to write two given numbers (e.g. 11 and 17), and then ask them to
draw a circle around the biggest or smallest number (the whiteboard can be
used for this). Extend to more than two numbers, ask the pupils to choose the
next starter numbers).
Use of 100 square to talk about numbers, size of numbers, bigger numbers,
smaller numbers etc.
Ordering numbers – biggest to smallest, smallest to biggest (the whiteboard
can be used for this).
Reading numbers; use a number square (to 20 or above if appropriate). Ask a
range of questions such as; Which number is bigger? Is this number bigger
than this number? Show me a number smaller than/ bigger than …
Ask the pupils to ‘Guess My Number’ (provide them with clues, e.g. “My
number is smaller than …. but bigger than …” Once the pupils are familiar with
the game, encourage them to provide the clues.
If the pupils find it difficult to state the bigger/smaller number, use objects
for them to count.
Hide numbers in outdoor areas, under cones or cups etc for pupils to find &
Give out single digit cards – find a partner with a bigger/smaller number.
Selecting the bigger number from a given selection.
Selecting the smaller number from a given selection.
Ordering numbers – smallest to biggest, biggest to smallest.
Extend – to numbers over 20 (if appropriate to individual pupils or to the group).
Maths Pack 2 : Order (KS1) – very good, Class Count (1 and 2).
Primary Games Volume 1 : Spooky Sequences (very good)
Primary Games Volume 2 : Splat Squares, Give the Dog a Bone.
See www.infant-resources.co.uk/ for sample worksheets - circle the largest
number, 1 more, 1 less.
(Pupils are asked to complete strips of numbers – 1 more, 1 less).
NNS ITP : ‘Number line’ and ‘Place value’
Number songs and rhymes, Number Bingo, Board games etc.
Large numbers in open spaces to order
Large place value cards to make a given number.
A Maths Sack would be useful to develop this learning objective. This could
contain a selection of board/dice games, number lines, 100 square. Some 100
squares with missing numbers could be included for the pupils to complete at
Parents can be asked to help with the making of these sacks. An evaluation sheet
for parents could be useful – what they enjoyed using, what else they would like
to be included etc.
During a week, looking outside for ‘thirties’ numbers – which is biggest? Next
week look for ‘fifties’ etc. (House numbers, bus numbers, car numbers etc.)
Build up a Word/Number Bank or display of frequently used mathematical
Use the display at the end of a lesson/end of the day. Can the pupils read
the vocabulary and symbols? Do they know the meaning of the words and