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Finding 1 more.

Finding 1 more means just adding 1.

In school we like to find 1 more of an object or number in practical ways. Please practise adding 1 more using numbers 1-5. When your child is confident in this, they can start using numbers 1-10 or higher.

Here are some example questions to practically find 1 more:

  • There are 10 chips on a plate. Mummy put 1 more chip on the plate. How many chips are there in total?
  • I have 6 toy cars. I add 1 more toy car. How many are there altogether?
  • I have 17 bananas. I add 1 more banana. How many do I have in total?
  • There are 12 beads. I add 1 more bead. How many do I have altogether?

If your child is confident in finding 1 more using objects, you can start finding 1 more on a number line. Or even draw a number line on the floor outside with chalk and jump one more.

If you child can find 1 more using objects and a number line easily, try and see if they can find 1 more of a number mentally in their heads. Can they find 1 more up to 10? Can they find 1 more up to 20 mentally?

If your child can find 1 more mentally easily, can they find 2 more instead? Make sure you ONLY do this with your child if they are very confident with finding 1 more using objects, a number line and mentally.

Key vocabulary to use: add, more, 1, total, altogether.

One More!

Sing along to the 1 more song! See if you can say what is 1 more is before they tell you in the song!

1 More Worksheet and 2 More Worksheet

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