Addition

Example: 4 + 5 = 9

Start by putting 4 cups on the maths table.

Get ready to get some more.

5 cups.

Look at the maths table and count.

How much is there is here? 9 cups.

How many did you count? 9

Subtraction

For example: 9 – 3 = 6

Start by putting 9 cups on the maths table.

Get ready to take away.

3 cups.

Look at the maths table and count.

How much is there is here? 6 cups.

How many did you count? 6

Multiplication

For example: 2 x 4 = 8

Start by putting 2 cups on the maths table.

FREEZE!

I love what you’re doing, let’s do the same thing lots of times, I’ll tell you how many times, 4 times.

Time number 1, time number 2, time number 3, time number 4,

Job done!

Look at the maths table and count.

How much is there is here? 8 cups.

How many did you count? 8

Division

For example: 6 ÷ 3 = 2

Start by putting 6 cups on the maths table.

Hmmmmm. I’m looking and wondering, I’m wondering about piles. Piles of 3 cups.

1, 2, 3 that’s a pile of 3 cups. 1, 2, 3 that’s a pile of 3 cups.

Job done.

Look at the maths table and count.

How much is there is here? 2 piles.

How many did you count? 2

 

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