Numeracy K-6 (in Languages)

The study of Languages provides many opportunities for students to develop numeracy skills. They communicate in Languages using numbers for counting and measuring. They role-play shopping situations in class, negotiating details such as size, quantity and price, and using currency exchange rates to complete transactions. They use expressions of time to sequence events, and create calendars to share information about class routines, birthdays, including zodiac signs and celebrations. They interpret data and statistics from multimodal sources They construct tables, charts, graphs and diagrams to present information.

LANGUAGES CONTENT LINKED TO NUMERACY

EARLY STAGE 1

Focus Area 1
- Recognises numbers 1-1 O in the target language
Focus Area 4
- Understands that the day is comprised of parts - morning, afternoon, night and that greetings in the target language may change according to time of day

STAGE 1

Ear1y in Stage 1

Focus Area 1
Understands that other countries have a different currency to Australia
Focus Area 5
- Sorts information into categories in the target language, e.g. food and drink

End of Stage 1

Focus Area 1
- Expresses age in the target language
- Counts, adds, subtracts and orders numbers up to two digits in the target language
- Identifies and locates numbers in familiar texts, oral instructions and everyday situations in the target language
Focus Area 2
- Classifies numbers up to two digits in the target language as odd or even
- Reads a number sequence in the target language and identifies missing numbers
Focus Area 3
- Gives and follows simple directions in the target language e.g. left, right, straight ahead
- Interprets and labels a town plan in the target language
Focus Area 4
- Names and orders days and months in the target language
- Tells time on the hour in the target language
Focus Area 5
- Poses questions in the target language to collect simple data, e.g. likes and dislikes; pets
- Interprets data using lists, tables and picture graphs in the target language

STAGE 2

Ear1y in Stage 2

Focus Area 1
- Orders coins and/or notes from a different currency according to their value
- Expresses prices in the target language
Focus Area 4
- Tells time to the minute using the terms 'past' and 'to' in the target language
- Understands half and quarter hours in the target language

End of Stage 2

Focus Area 3
- Draws and labels a simple town plan in the target language, with or without grid paper
- Uses grid references to locate landmarks on a town plan or map
- Uses isometric grid paper to copy a map of the target language country
- Uses the scale to calculate distances between two points on a map of the target country
Focus Area 4
- Reads a calendar and recognises special events in the target language
- Applies knowledge of numbers, including ordinal numbers, to express dates and birthdays
Focus Area 5
- Reads and interprets information presented in data displays in the target language, e.g. column graph of pets in the class
- Conducts simple surveys and collates data in the target language, e.g. the class' most common birthday month

STAGE 3

Ear1y in Stage 3

Focus Area 4
- Understands and uses 12 and 24 hour time and/or am and pm in the target language

End of Stage 3

Focus Area 1
- Understands and adapts a recipe in the target language for different size groups of people
- Converts currency, e.g. Australian dollars to Euro
Focus Area 3
- Gives and follows simple directions in the target language, using landmarks and directional language
Focus Area 4
- Interprets and uses timetables in the target language, e.g.travel timetable, school timetable
Focus Area 5
- Interprets and uses timetables in the target language, e.g.travel timetable, school target language, e.g. what classmates eat at each meal time timetable

STAGE 4

Ear1y in Stage 4

Focus Area 1
- Converts currency for authentic tasks, e.g. you have $50 to spend on presents for your family while travelling in a different country
Focus Area 4
- Understands the concepts of hemispheres and time differences zones

End of Stage 4

Focus Area 1
- Reads a menu in the target language and calculates total costs, discounts and percentages, e.g. for tipping
- Extracts, interprets and comprehends a range of mathematical information in the target language form texts, tables, diagrams and graphs in a range of contexts, e.g. weather charts, 1V guides, timetables
- Creates budgets and costs items in a foreign currency, e.g. shopping for souvenirs
Focus Area 3
- Expresses weather related vocabulary using a synoptic chart as stimulus
Focus Area 4
- Applies knowledge of international time zones to solve problems in English or the target language
- Understands and interprets information in timetables in the target language
- Creates a school timetable in the target language
Focus Area 5
- Creates and analyses side by side column graphs using two sets of data, e.g. parents/students and hobbies; class 7 A/class 7B and pets
- Uses the target language to analyse and describe data represented in graphs

STAGE 5

Early Stage 5

Focus Area 4
- Applies knowledge of scale, distances and time zones to plan and budget an overseas travel itinerary (note: also relates to Focus Area 1)
Focus Area 5
- Describes frequency of common activities in the target language

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