Maths Meeting – using language to do with addition

We have been playing a game where we have to place counters on a grid in the same way as Miss J.  We take it in turns to be the Checker and we check, sometimes telling our partner where to put them if they are not quite right.  This game encourages us to use language to do with addition: some of us counted how many we needed and some of us noticed if we had 2 at the bottom and 2 at the top, that made 4 altogether.