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On the SS Mathematical you'll find the Number Crew - a bunch of friendly characters and animals who will guide your 5-7 year olds through choppy maths concepts, the ups and downs of arithmetic, measures, shapes and spaces and all sorts of knotty problems that need solving. For pupils it's sheer fun and makes maths a treat right from the start! The curriculum connections include: Numbers and the number system; Shape and space; Calculations; Solving problems; Handling data; and Measures. This DVD provides free downloadable support material, making lesson planning quick and easy. The DVD is fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need without cueing. It can be used on computers with DVD-Rom drives and ideal for use on interactive whiteboards. It provides greater flexibility and control, making them easy to incorporate into your lessons.Disk 1 covers Numbers and the Number System 1 which includes: All Aboard - Reciting in order the numbers from 0 to 20 and back again; Numbers on the Doors - Reading and writing the numbers up to 20; The Welcome Meeting - Counting at least 20 objects; Storm and Seasickness 1 - Counting on and back in ones from any number under 10; Storm and Seasickness 2 - Counting on and back in 10s to and from 100; Time for Treats - Knowing what a two-digit number represents; The Dancing Bear - Saying the number that is 1 or 10 more than a given number; Drinks for All - Counting on and back in twos and recognising odd and even numbers; Hunting for Bunting - Counting on and back in fives; The Party - Comparing and ordering, including ordinal numbers.Disk 1 covers Calculations 1 which include: Lifeboat Practice - Addition using number bonds to 5; After Lifeboat Practice - Subtraction using number bonds to 5; Ten Thing Bowling Competition 1 - Addition and subtraction using number bonds to 10; Ten Thing Bowling Competition 2 - Using knowledge of number facts and place value to add a pair of numbers; Clear Up! - Partitioning and recombining; The Trouble With Crocodiles - Adding a pair of single-digit numbers, crossing the 10 boundary; Ice Creams - Adding 9 by adding 10 and subtracting 1; Double Trouble; Knowing doubles of numbers 1 to 5 and learning doubles of 6 to 10; The Number Crew on Wheels - Introduction to multiplication and associated vocabulary; and, The Roller-Hockey Match - Introduction to division and associated vocabulary.Disk 1 covers Solving Problems 1 which includes: The Roller Coaster 1 - Vocabulary for measuring and solving length problems; The Roller Coaster 2 - Vocabulary for measuring and solving mass problems; Drinks in the Sun - Vocabulary for measuring and solving capacity problems; The Funfair - Recognising coins and their equivalent money values; More Fun at the Fair - Choosing the appropriate number operation/s to solve number problems; The Treasure Hunt - Solving numerical problems, recognising simple patterns, making predictions; It's Yo Yo Time - Understanding the vocabulary for time and units of time; Do It for Charity - Reading the time from clocks and solving problems using time; Sports Day - Collecting and recording numerical data; and, The Number Crew Awards - Collecting, recording, discussing and making predictions from numerical data.Disk 1 covers Shape and Space 1, which includes: Shape Sorting - Describing and sorting common 3D shapes according to their properties; Shape Escape - Describing and sorting common 2D shapes according to their properties; Super Models - Making models, shapes and patterns and describing their features; Fit Club - Describing positions and directions; and, Turning Moments - Describing movements and understanding angle as a measure of turn.Disk 2 covers Numbers and the Number System 2, which includes: Paw Prints on the Tiles - Reciting in order the numbers from 0 to 100 and back again; Tiling With Style - Reading and writing the numbers up to 100; The Number Bugs Arrive - Counting up to 100 objects by grouping them; The Place for Treats - Knowing what each digit in a two-digit number represents, including 0 as a place holder; Ordering Drinks - Ordering a set of one- and two-digit numbers, and positioning them on a number line; Sharing the Bugs - Counting on and back in twos and recognising even (and odd) numbers to 30; Bug Magnets - Understanding and using the vocabulary of estimation and approximation; Rounding the Bugs - Rounding numbers less than 100 to the nearest 10; Action With Fractions - Finding one half and one quarter of shapes and small numbers of objects; and, The Christmas Party - Recognising that two halves or four quarters make a whole, and that two quarters and one half are equivalent.Disk 2 covers Calculations 2, which includes: The Iceberg - Recognising that addition can be done in any order; Putting on and Taking Off - Recognising that subtraction is the inverse of addition; The Mathematical Seven - Knowing by heart addition and subtraction facts for 7; Ice Dancing - Adding three numbers by using pairs totalling 10; Spring Cleaning - Using addition and subtraction patterns to do similar calculations; Hip Hip Array! - Understanding multiplication as describing an array; The Roller Disco - Understanding division as grouping or repeated subtraction; The Trouble With Doubles - Recognising halving as the inverse of doubling; The Holiday Club - Knowing by heart the multiplication facts for the 2-times table and deriving the corresponding division facts; and, The Number Bug Holiday Club - Knowing by heart the multiplication facts for the 10-times table and deriving the corresponding division facts.Disk 2 covers Solving Problems 2, which includes: Landing on the Island - Choosing and using appropriate operations and efficient strategies to solve problems; Exploring the Island - Explaining how a problem was solved orally and, where appropriate, in writing; Setting Up Camp - Estimating, measuring and comparing lengths using standard units; Weights and Pleasures - Estimating, measuring and comparing masses using standard units; and, The Beach Party - Estimating, measuring and comparing capacities using standard units.Disk 2 covers Solving Problems 2, which also includes: The Model Island - Reading a simple scale to the nearest labelled division, including using a ruler to draw and measure lines to the nearest centimetre; The Cash Machine - Recognising all coins and using notation for money; The Big Slide - Using units of time and reading the times during the day; The Photographs - Knowing the names of the months and the seasons of the year and ordering them; The Mathematics Show - Solving a problem by sorting, classifying and organising information in simple ways.DVD 2 covers Shape and Space 2, which includes: Changing Faces - Describing and sorting common 3D shapes according to their properties; Octa Doctor - Describing and sorting common 2D shapes according to their properties; Symmetrical Spectacles - Recognising line symmetry in simple cases; Nesting Time - Describing positions and directions; and, Return of the Crew - Recognising whole, half and quarter turns and knowing that a quarter turn is a right angle.
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