None the number

The Hueys are counting things, but when they realise that the number of pieces of cheese over there is ‘none’, they start to wonder, if none is a number or not?

Task Questions:

  • Is none a number?
  • Is zero a number?
  • Is zero the same as none?
  • Is nothing, something or nothing?
  • Is none the same as nothing?

Extension activity:

Coin guessing and counting game. Experiment with seeing how often the children can identify the number of coins in your hand/s. When there is ‘none’, ask again, 'is none a number?’

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