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WISE OWLS
 

We are the wise owls. Each of us will teach you different things. Choose who you would like to learn with.

 
Bod

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Bod knows all about numbers to 10. You will learn to count forwards and backwards, add 1 and 2, find out about odds and evens, and investigate the numbers that add to make ten.

You will need 10 counters.

 
Teeny

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Teeny gets her name from the teens numbers. You will practise counting in 1s and 2s, find out all about the teens numbers and investigate the numbers that add to make 20. Teeny will also help you learn about addition triangles and missing number problems.

You will need 10 counters of one colour and 10 counters of another colour.

 
Didgie

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Didgie will help you learn how to add and subtract any single digit numbers.

She will make sure you know your important number facts and show you how to use them to work out other facts: near teens, near tens and near doubles.

You will also learn more about adding and subtracting with odds and evens.

 
Mully

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Mully will help you to explore the tens numbers, teach you how multiplication works and introduce you to factors of 10 and 20. You will also learn your 10x, 2x and 5x tables.

You will need counters or cubes and tens rods. A metre stick would also be useful.

 
Honey

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Honey will teach you all about numbers up to and past a hundred. You will learn to count past 100 and to add and subtract 10 to and from 2-digit numbers. Honey will also teach you some silly number names (like eleventy) which will help you to understand how tens work and will help you understand the tens pairs that make 100 (like 30 + 70).

For these lessons you will need a metre stick and some tens rods.

 
Divvy

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Divvy gets his name from dividing. He will first teach you how to double and half small numbers. Then you will investigate multiplication triangles and find out how multiplication and division link together. You will also explore what happens when you multiply and divide numbers by 10.

For these lessons you will need cubes or counters.

 
Sticky

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Sticky is a real whizz with metre sticks. She will show you how to use them to count in tens, find pairs of numbers that make 100, and to add, subtract, double and half multiples of ten. You will also learn how metres and centimetres work.

For these lessons it would be useful to have two metre sticks!

 
Fizzy

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Fizzy knows all about fives. You will investigate the fives pairs that make 100, memorise your 5x table, and find out what happens when you add and subtract 5 from different 2-digit numbers. You will also learn how half metres work.

For these lessons a metre stick will be very useful.

 
Addisub

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Addisub will teach you how to add and subtract a single digit number to or from another number. You will learn quick ways of adding and subtracting 8 and 9.

You will also learn more about the number pairs that make 100.

 
Quarty

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Quarty takes his name from quarters. He will help you with your 4x table (and your 3x table) and also show you how quarter metres work.

You will also learn about how to find different fractions of small numbers like 12 and 20.

For these lessons a metre stick and counters would again be very useful.

 
Toodie

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Toodie's name means two digits. She will teach you all about how to add and subtract two-digit numbers.

You will learn how to add using partitioning, and how to subtract by taking away or by finding the difference. You will also learn quick ways of adding 19, 18, 29, 28 etc.

 
Dessy

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Dessy will teach you about how decimals work. First you will learn to count in 20s and to use your 5x table for dividing. Next you will investigate the factors of 100 and find out about tenths and fifths. Finally you will learn how decimals are just bits of things!



For these lessons you need a counting stick.

 
Fracto

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Fracto will help you find fractions of things. You will learn how to half odd numbers, how to find quarters with remainders and then how to use your multiplication facts to find other simple fractions of things.

Some counters would be very useful.

 
Multeena

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Multeena will show you how to multiply a teens number by a single digit and multiply numbers by a multiple of ten.

She will also help you to investigate how the digits of a number move to the right and to the left when you divide and multiply by ten.

 
Trihexnonny

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Trihexnonny takes his name from the names of three shapes: triangle (3 sides), hexagon (6 sides) and nonagon (9 sides). So you will practise using your 3x, 6x and 9x table facts and explore the patterns in the 9x table.

You will also investigate the factors of some very special multiples of 6: 12, 24, and 60; and find out why there are 12 months in a year, 24 hours in a day and 60 minutes in an hour.

 
Doquadrocty

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Doquadrocty takes her name from do, which means 2, quad, which means 4 and oct, which means 8.

She will teach you tricks for doubling and halving two digit numbers, and will let you explore the links between the 4x and 8x tables.

 
Equi

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Equi takes her name from the word equivalent, which means the same.

She will show you how equivalent fractions work, let you learn more about the equivalences between metres and centimetres, and explore the equivalences between halves, quarters and decimals. A metre stick would be very useful.

 
Decipercy

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Decipercy will teach you about two-place decimals and their equivalences with fractions such as hundredths and twentieths. You will also begin learning about how percentages work.

You will need a metre stick or counting stick for some of these activities.

 
Decimully

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Decimully will help you investigate what happens if you have a decimal and multiply or divide it by 10.

You can also explore what happens if you multiply numbers by 100 or multiples of ten by each other.

 
Fraperof

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Fraperof will teach you how to find fractions and percentages of things.

You will start with easy fractions and percentages like a fifth of something or 10% of something and then move on to harder ones like 3 eighths of something or 70% of something.

 
Fradespequi

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Fradespequiís name means Fraction Decimal Percentage Equivalences. She will help you understand how the factors of 100 are really important for changing fractions into decimals and percentages.

 
Mulperindi

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Mulperindy will help you investigate how sometimes multiplying can make things smaller and dividing can make things bigger!

You will also understand how to work with percentage increase and decrease.

 
Neggy

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Neggy will help you explore how to add, subtract, multiply and divide with negative numbers.

 

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