FOCUS AREA 1: Mental computation and numerical reasoning
A student identifies mathematical information, understands numbers, calculates, estimates and solves problems

ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 1

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A student:

EARLY STAGE 1
A student:

UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICAL INFORMATION IN TEXTS AND TASKS
  • Demonstrates an understanding that a number is present

 

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  • Recognises numbers in simple texts and simple oral materials

 

 

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APPLYING WHOLE NUMBER CONCEPTS
  • Demonstrates an increasing understanding of number and the names of numbers

 

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  • Understands numbers up to 20
  • Reads and uses the ordinal names to at least ‘tenth’, 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

 

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ESTIMATING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
  • Investigates problems through play

 

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  • Thinks about a simple problem

 

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APPLYING ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION
  • Uses language to communicate thinking about quantities to describe attributes of objects and collections and to explain mathematical ideas


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  • Combines two or more groups of objects to model addition
  • Takes part of a group away to model subtraction
  • Compares two groups to determine ‘how many more’
  • Records addition and subtraction informally and solves everyday addition and subtraction problems
  • Models equal groups, records grouping and sharing using informal methods

 

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UNDERSTANDING FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, PERCENTAGES, RATES, RATIOS
  • Develops an understanding of placing objects in groups

 

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  • Establishes the concept of one-half
  • Records halves of objects using drawings

 

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UNDERSTANDING MONEY AND FINANCE
  • Identifies money

 

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  • Uses the language of money

 

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KLA APPLICATION AND CONSIDERATIONS

LANGUAGES

  • Recognises numbers 1-10 in the target language

HISTORY

  • Counts the number of people in a group

MUSIC

  • Sings songs using number/money recognition eg. This Old Man
  • Counts the number of beats in a musical composition
  • Maintains a steady pulse whilst counting forwards and backwards

DANCE

  • Counts number of beats in a sequence
  • Explores repetition and retrograde movement (doing it backwards)

VISUAL ARTS

  • Illustrates groups of objects
  • Draws halves of objects
  • Uses a range of media to depict numbers

DRAMA

  • Uses body shapes/statues to represent numbers
  • role plays shopping using language of money

 

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