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Finding one more/less


Hello Reception, this week we will be focusing on one more and one less. The children need to become familiar with which number comes before a given number to 10 then 20.


Here are some ways to implement finding one more and one less:


  • You could use a dice, roll it and encourage the children to tell you one more or one less than the number.
  • Write out a number line to 10 or 20, point to a number and ask the children to tell you one more or one less.
  • Create missing number strips, ask the children to fill them in looking at one more and one less than numbers to 10 then 20.
  • Write numbers on paper cups or plates and get the children to peg 1 less or more pegs onto it.
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