The thing about the Hueys was that they loved numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3…
Wait! 0? Is ‘none’ a number?
Join the Hueys for a counting conundrum!
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- This story is a ‘counting adventure’. Could you write your own counting adventure story?
- Can you think of any other stories that include counting / numbers (e.g. the Very Hungry Caterpillar)?
- Read the other ‘Hueys’ stories. Could you write a new story about them?
- How many synonyms can you find for the word ‘zero’?
- Could you rewrite the story using different items for the Hueys to count?
- Could you write a definition of the word ‘none’? Does it have different meanings?
- Can you think of some Maths calculations that include zero?
- How many calculations can you create that have zero as the answer?
- The Hueys describe none as ‘one less than one’. Can you think of other ways of describing it?
- Can you find out about numbers that are less than zero? Could you make up some calculations / word problems that include negative numbers?
- At the back of the book, there is a description of ancient civilisations that used the number zero. Can you find out more about these?