ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 1 APPLYING WHOLE NUMBER CONCEPTS prior to school Demonstrates an increasing understanding of number and the names of numbers EARLY STAGE 1 Understands numbers up to 20 Reads and uses the ordinal names to at least â€˜tenthâ€™, e.g. first, second, third... Counts forwards to 30 from a given number and backwards from a given number in the range 0 to 20 Compares, orders, reads and represents numbers to at least 20 Print