- Effective Maths

# Another example of new planning for place value, block 1

This is an example of a Year 3 counting lesson. The lesson focuses on counting forwards in 4s.

Whole Class Choral Response (WCCR) work initially focuses on children counting in multiples of 4 to 48. Two representations are used: base 10 blocks and a number line. Partner Practice, Tell Yourself and Amaze Me work follows.

WCCR work then moves on to counting to 80. One representation is a number grid. The other is a pictorial representation which seeks to highlight that 2 × 40 = 80. The children then count to 120. The representation this time is of squares. The slide shows that 3 × 40 = 120. Highlight the link between the number of sides of the square and the number being chanted.

The children also practise counting using a bar chart to represent the numbers. Partner Practice, Tell Yourself and Amaze Me work follows. Finally there is some Extended Partner Practice.

WCCR work then moves on to counting from 120 to 200. Two representations are used: bar chart and base 10 blocks. Partner Practice, Tell Yourself and Amaze Me work follows.

The last two sections of the planning focus on counting from 204-300 and 304 to 400. As earlier, WCCR comes first and is followed by Partner Practice, Tell Yourself and Amaze Me work.