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Today we would like you to practise different combinations of 8. First use your 10 ten and gather some 'loose parts' from around your house to make 8. You can put the 8 objects on your ten frame and move them around to make different combinations. Then do the same for 6 and 7. 


Now use the fishes in the pond and have a go at this...

Ask them to arrange their fish into pairs. Ask the children what they notice.

Ask the children to arrange their fish in a different way and to discuss the different compositions of 8 that they notice.


There are a few extra activities for you to have a go at too.