Let’s count 1000 pancakes for Pancake Day! – #readilearn

Next week sees us here in Australia bid farewell to summer and welcome in the cooler (we — or I — hope) days of Autumn. Next Tuesday is not only 1 March, but also Pancake Day, which means it’s only six weeks until Easter and, for many of us, school holidays.

When I completed the recent audit of readilearn lessons in teaching number by mapping them to the Australian Curriculum, I realised that we were missing lessons in numbers over one hundred. As children in Year Two learn about numbers up to one thousand, I realised there was a gap to fill. I started by making a lesson called 1000 Pancakes.

I chose pancakes for three reasons:

  1. Pancake Day is next week. However, the lesson can be used at any time of the year; it makes no reference to Pancake Day.
  2. Pancakes are popular with children as well as adults.
  3. Pancakes in stacks are easy to visualise.

The lesson 1000 Pancakes gives children the opportunity to visualise 1000 pancakes by comparing the quantity to 10 and 100. It is a lesson ready-to-teach on the interactive whiteboard, a readilearn readilesson.

In the lesson, children count pancakes

  • in 1s to 10
  • in 10s to 100
  • and in 100s to 1000.

One thousand is a lot of pancakes.

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15 thoughts on “Let’s count 1000 pancakes for Pancake Day! – #readilearn

  1. Patricia Tilton

    Counting pancakes will appeal to both kids and adults. Clever way to teach them to count to 1000! So your summer months are Dec, Jan, and Feb, with a slow transition into fall. We won’t see spring until mid-April – May. We’ve had snow showers as late as Apr. 18, But with climate changes, who knows.

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    1. Norah Post author

      It’s difficult to tell just what the weather will do these days. We’ve had relentless rain for the last three days and flooding like hasn’t been experienced before. It wasn’t supposed to happen again after the last time. The storm clouds just sat overhead and poured and poured. I hope it stops soon. I am high and dry but others have been inundated. It’s no fun for them.
      You’ve a while to wait for spring. We count our seasons by the months – summer is Dec, Jan and Feb, as you said.


  2. petespringerauthor

    There is something visually pleasing to seeing pancakes in a stack. Fun to look at and easy to count. I think you’re on to something here, Norah.

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