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Maths starter

To begin today, watch the video from classroom secrets. You're grown up will have to sign up to this free resource to view it.


Let's pretend we are Jack, from the story Jack and the beanstalk.

Read the problem set from Nrich and 'Golden Beans'.


You could use dried beans, pasta, buttons or marbles.


Ask a grown up to draw dots on post its to represent numbers; write numbers on post its or paper; or use playing cards.



Tell me what you have done with the magic beans?

What can you tell me about that number and this one? (comparing bigger and smaller)

Can you find any numbers that are the same?

Golden beans