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.

Editor’s note Error in last slide corrected Sept 2012. A new 1-20 version will also be available shortly (see below).

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It says 375 and three hundred and forty-seven! Otherwise, I generally like this resource. Though giving the numbers out of sequence is good practice for learners, I think it should have started with single figure numbers and built up slowly to the higher ones.

Sorry about that. I’ve changed my own, but forgot about this one.
I have another one I start with the previous week, which is 1 – 20, though it does depend on the class, how much I cover & how quickly I move on to the next one. I’ll upload it now.