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Ways of Making 8

Today you are going to be finding the different ways you can make the number 8.

Watch the video below to recap the number 8.

Have a look at the video below to learn all about which numbers make 8!!

I Can Say My Number Pairs 8 | Math Song for Kids | Number Bonds | Jack Hartmann

Number pairs for 8. This number pairs song engages students to demonstrate the number bonds for 8 with their fingers for active engagement and strengthening...

Use the Powerpoint below to Investigate Ways of Making 8.

Now it's your turn ....


You are going to be finding all the different ways to make 8. You will need the fishing net baseboard below and 8 fish ( you can use cubes or anything else as the fish too!  Pose problem to the children. 8 fish are swimming in the sea. Some get caught in the fisherman’s net and some are still swimming around?  Get children to count their 8 cubes/fish.

Now  ‘How many different ways can you do this? You have to use all 8 fish. Find different ways to split the 8 fish. Say your number sentence each time. 


‘I have 2 fish in the net and 6 fish swimming in the sea. There are 8 fish in total/altogether’


Have a go at recording your calculation as a sum or by drawing dots instead just like in the Powerpoint, see if you can find all the number fact for 8. Remember to record all your learning in your home learning books!!