# pre-Entry N1/M8.4 Compare two given numbers of objects in groups of up to five, commnicating which is more/less

Pre-Entry Numeracy > Whole numbers > N1/M8.4

Compare two given numbers of objects in groups of up to five, communicating (a) which is more (b) which is less

Example: In sessions when carrying out surveys, learners put people into groups (e.g. male /female, those that prefer tea/coffee, those wearing red / no red) and say which group has more or less

## Pre-Entry Fruit Maths

A series of question sheets for learners to count, compare, add and subtract numbers of different fruits.

Learners' reference a front sheet displaying a collection of pictures of fruits to answer a series of questions covering; counting and comparing numbers to 10, words describing quantity, addition and subtraction. Question texts are supported with Makaton symbols and with Numicon shapes to support pre-entry learners' understanding.

Level
M7
M8
Pre-entry
pre-Entry N1/M7.4 Relate numbers to collections of objects to three, & with support up to five
pre-Entry N1/M7.6 Subtract single-digit numbers reliably from numbers to 3, & with support from numbers to 5
pre-Entry N1/M8.3 Count reliably up to 5 items, & with inconsistencies, up to 10 items
pre-Entry N1/M8.4 Compare two given numbers of objects in groups of up to five, commnicating which is more/less
pre-Entry N1/M8.5 recognise, use, record & know value of numerals 0-10
pre-Entry N1/M8.6 Relate numbers to collections of objects reliably to five, & with support to 10
pre-Entry N1/M8.7 Add single-digit numbers reliably to five, & with support to 10
pre-Entry N1/M8.8 Subtract single-digit numbers reliably from numbers to five , &) with support from numbers to 10
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Let's Count with Sweets!

A fun, sweet counting activity. Learners will learn basic counting skills and number recognition from one to nine. In addition, they will learn colour matching.
Print onto A4 and laminate – you will also need a packet of M & M sweets.

Level
M8
Pre-entry
pre-Entry N1/M8.3 Count reliably up to 5 items, & with inconsistencies, up to 10 items
pre-Entry N1/M8.4 Compare two given numbers of objects in groups of up to five, commnicating which is more/less
pre-Entry N1/M8.5 recognise, use, record & know value of numerals 0-10
pre-Entry N1/M8.6 Relate numbers to collections of objects reliably to five, & with support to 10

## Milestone 8 Number

A fabulous set of resources adapted from the Entry 1 Skills for Life materials at https://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/about/ Covers most N1 Milestone 8 curriculum elements. Created so that E1 and M8 students in a mixed ability class had similar materials to work from.
Judy stresses that this resource should not be used in isolation but alongside lots and lots of practical activities.

Level
M8
Pre-entry
pre-Entry N1/M8.1 Join in rote counting to 10
pre-Entry N1/M8.2 Continue rote counting onward within the range 1-10,
pre-Entry N1/M8.3 Count reliably up to 5 items, & with inconsistencies, up to 10 items
pre-Entry N1/M8.4 Compare two given numbers of objects in groups of up to five, commnicating which is more/less
pre-Entry N1/M8.5 recognise, use, record & know value of numerals 0-10
pre-Entry N1/M8.6 Relate numbers to collections of objects reliably to five, & with support to 10
pre-Entry N1/M8.7 Add single-digit numbers reliably to five, & with support to 10
pre-Entry N1/M8.9 Use ordinal numbers, from 'first' to 'fifth'
pre-Entry N1/M8.10 Recognise and apply +, -, =