Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving from any starting point (ACMNA001)

reading stories from other cultures featuring counting in sequence to assist students to recognise ways of counting in local languages and across cultures

identifying the number words in sequence, backwards and forwards, and reasoning with the number sequences,

establishing the language on which subsequent counting experiences can be built

developing fluency with forwards and backwards counting in meaningful contexts, including stories and rhymes

understanding that numbers are said in a particular order and there are patterns in the way we say them

Literacy , Numeracy

Number and Algebra

Number and place value (F-8)

Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond (ACMNA002)

understanding that each object must be counted only once, that the arrangement of objects does not affect how many there are, and that the last number counted answers the ‘how many’ question

using scenarios to help students recognise that other cultures count in a variety of ways, such as by placing one pebble in a bag to represent one object (for example to count the number of cattle).

Literacy , Numeracy

Number and Algebra

Number and place value (F-8)

Subitise small collections of objects (ACMNA003)

using subitising as the basis for ordering and comparing collections of numbers

Literacy , Numeracy

Number and Algebra

Number and place value (F-8)

Compare, order and make correspondences between collections, initially to 20, and explain reasoning (ACMNA289)

comparing and ordering items of like and unlike characteristics

using the words ‘more’, ‘less’, ‘same as’ and ‘not the same as’ and giving reasons for these answers

understanding and using terms such as ‘first’ and ‘second’ to indicate ordinal position in a sequence.

using objects which are personally and culturally relevant to students

Literacy , Numeracy

Number and Algebra

Number and place value (F-8)

Represent practical situations to model addition and sharing (ACMNA004)

using a range of practical strategies for adding and

subtracting small groups of numbers, such as visual displays or concrete materials

using Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander methods of adding and subtracting, including spatial patterns and reasoning

Critical and creative thinking

Aboriginal Torres Straight Is history and culture

Number and Algebra

Patterns and algebra (F-10)

Sort and classify familiar objects and explain the basis for these classifications. Copy, continue and create patterns with objects and drawings (ACMNA005)

observing natural patterns in the world around us

creating and describing patterns using materials, sounds, movements or drawings

Critical and creative thinking

Measurement and Geometry

Using units of measurement (F-10)

Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (ACMMG006)

comparing objects directly, by placing one object against another to determine which is longer or by pouring from one container into the other to see which one holds more

using suitable language associated with measurement attributes, such as ‘tall’ and ‘taller’, ‘heavy’ and ‘heavier’, ‘holds more’ and ‘holds less’

Literacy , Numeracy

Measurement and Geometry

Using units of measurement (F-10)

Compare and order the duration of events using the everyday language of time (ACMMG007)

knowing and identifying the days of the week and linking specific days to familiar events

sequencing familiar events in time order

Critical and creative thinking , Literacy

Measurement and Geometry

Using units of measurement (F-10)

Connect days of the week to familiar events and actions (ACMMG008)

choosing events and actions that make connections with students’ everyday family routines

Literacy

Measurement and Geometry

Shape (F-7)

Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment (ACMMG009)

sorting and describing squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, spheres and cubes

Literacy

Measurement and Geometry

Location and transformation (F-7)

Describe position and movement (ACMMG010)

interpreting the everyday language of location and direction, such as ‘between’, ‘near’, ‘next to’, ‘forwards’, ‘towards’

following and giving simple directions to guide a friend around an obstacle path and vice versa

Literacy

Statistics and Probability

Data representation / interpretation (F-10)

Answer yes/no questions to collect information (ACMSP011)

posing questions about themselves and familiar objects and events

representing responses to questions using simple displays, including grouping students according to their answers

using data displays to answer simple questions such as ‘how many students answered “yes” to having brown hair?’

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