# AN N1/E1.1 Count reliably up to 10 items

Count reliably up to 10 items (a) understand that if items are rearranged the number stays the same (b) know how to count on and back from any small number

Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum, Basic Skills Agency / DfEE (2001, 2006): https://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/content/etf1075

## Classroom objects and numbers - bingo game

A game of bingo to practise classroom objects and numbers 1-16. There are 8 different bingo cards and a teacher’s board.
This could be used at the start of term for Pre-entry or Entry 1 learners.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Maths
AN N1/E1.1 Count reliably up to 10 items
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
ESOL Listen and respond (Lr)

## Social Ups and Downs (game)

A counting game along similar lines to Snakes and Ladders. Learners will learn turn-taking, following instruction & basic counting skills. In addition, they will pick up social and communication skills along the way.

(Print onto A3 – a dice and counters needed)

Editor’s note
A PPT version is also included to enable the game to be played on a smartboard.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
SLlr/E1.3
Maths
AN N1/E1.1 Count reliably up to 10 items
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.3 Listen to and answer simple single step instructions / requests
pre-Entry N1/M8.1 Join in rote counting to 10
Context
Independent living

## Cars tally slideshow

The classic example of a tally is keeping track of how many cars of each colour go past in the street, but that is rather awkward to do in practice.

Use this presentation to save having to leave the comfort of the classroom! It is a PowerPoint slideshow of cars of various colours, to be projected onto the board. Tell learners to keep a tally of how many cars of each colour appear. Where a car has more than one colour, they should put it under the predominant colour.

E1 learners could focus on simply counting (for instance) all the red cars.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E2.5
HD1/E2.4
AN N1/E1.1 Count reliably up to 10 items
HD1/E1.2
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

## How many Smileys 1 - 20?

Powerpoint for practising numbers to 20, not necessarily all at once.

Used as a starter with all ESOL maths groups to check the spelling of numbers. I created it for E1 / E2 and it could be used for ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy classes.

A selection of smileys are shown on each slide. Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Good used with small individual whiteboards.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
Ww/E1.1
Maths
AN N1/E1.2 Read & write numbers up to 10 inc. zero
AN N1/E1.1 Count reliably up to 10 items
Pre-entry
pre-Entry N1/M8.1 Join in rote counting to 10
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words

## How many smileys?

A powerpoint used as a starter with all ESOL maths groups to check the spelling of numbers. I created it for E1 / E2, but always use it as a check with E3 – L2 at the beginning of the year. They all enjoy it and never complain it should be for babies. It could be used for ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy classes.

A selection of smileys are shown on each slide. Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Would be good used with small individual whiteboards.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
Maths
AN N1/E2.2 Read, write, order & compare numbers to 100; odd even nos.
AN N1/E2.1 Count reliably to 100, count on in 2s and 10s
AN N1/E1.2 Read & write numbers up to 10 inc. zero
AN N1/E1.1 Count reliably up to 10 items
Whole Numbers
Pre-entry
pre-Entry N1/M8.1 Join in rote counting to 10
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E2.1a Spell correctly majority of personal details & familiar common words
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words

## Improve eidetic memory

A simple idea that makes a great warm up exercise for any group. A series of smiley faces is portrayed in increasing numbers and grouped in different ways. Encourage students to say how many faces there are (ideally without counting – as the ability to make and interpret patterns helps with many aspects of maths) and discuss how they look at the patterns, chunk up into to 3s, 4s and 5s, etc.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Maths
AN N1/E1.1 Count reliably up to 10 items
AN N1/E2.1 Count reliably to 100, count on in 2s and 10s