Show different images with numbers and describe what the numbers mean. First a speed sign, with X on it, an ice-skater with a stopwatch with 30 on it, a board game where 11 has been thrown, and a map of a zoo with numbers next to an animal. Practice with students at the interactive whiteboard and ask them to drag the correct image to the number that fits the situation. A couple will bike **15km** per hour, not 15 bikes, 15 stairs, etc. A house is **7 meters** high, you don't see 7 houses. And the boy walks 60 meters higher, you don't see 60 mountains.

Check that students understand that numbers have different meanings in different situations by asking the following questions:

Who can name an example that contains the number 8?

Does 5 trees mean the same as 5 years?