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# Question Video: Counting the Objects in Three Groups to Identify the Group That Has More Objects Mathematics • First Year of Primary School

Complete the following: There are more ＿ than dogs.

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### Video Transcript

Complete the following. There are more what than dogs?

We’re shown a picture that shows three groups of animals, all jumbled up. There’s a group of cats, a group of dogs, and a group of ducks. And the question asks us to compare these groups together. We need to complete the sentence. There are more what than dogs? So to find the answer, we need to compare the number of cats with dogs and also the number of ducks with dogs.

One of these groups of animals will be larger than the group of dogs. But which one? Now this is a picture of cats and dogs and ducks, and we can’t move them and put them in a line to compare them or match them up. But what we could do is use maths equipment to help us.

First of all, let’s model the number of dogs that there are by using cubes. We can start off by putting a cube next to each dog, one cube for one dog. Now let’s put all our cubes together, and we’ll count them as we do this. One, two, three. There are three dogs. Now let’s compare the ducks with the dogs. Are there more ducks than dogs? First, we can match one cube with one duck. Now let’s count them. One, two. There are two ducks in the picture.

Now if we compare our two lines of cubes, we can see that there are more dogs than ducks. So can we say that there are more ducks than dogs? No we can’t. Let’s try the cats, a cube for each cat to help us model how many there are. Now let’s count them. One, two, three, four. There are four cats.

Let’s compare then the number of cats to dogs. Can we say that there are more cats than dogs? Yes, we can. We can see that the line of cubes that we’ve made is longer for cats than it is for dogs. And we can also see this in the picture. If we match up one cat with one dog, we’ve got an extra cat left over. There are more cats than dogs.

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