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01/05/2020

Following on from yesterday, we would like you to think about what is 1 less than a given number. This means thinking in your head which number comes before the given number. For example, what is 1 less than 6? Well that would be 5, as 5 is the number before 6. I didn't  write anything down or use any objects, I just thought of the answer in my head. So initially have someone ask you 1 less than a given number using numbers up to 10- make sure the numbers are in a random order. 

E.g.

What is 1 less than 3?

What is 1 less than 1?

What is 1 less than 9? 

What is 1 less than 7? 

Etc. 

 

Remember our top tip about starting on the given number? This will still work, but rememeber this time you will need to count backwards. 

How did you do? Were you able to work out 1 less each time? 

 

Now why don't you try 1 less than a given number from 11- 20! 

E.g.

What is 1 less than 18?

What is 1 less than 12? 

What is 1 less than 15?

What is 1 less than 20? 

Etc.

 

How did you do? Did you find it easier to say 1 more or 1 less than a given number? Most people find 1 more easier, did you? 

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