Mathematics / Foundation / Number and Algebra / Number and place value

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Curriculum content descriptions

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

Elaborations
  • 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 the Wotjoballum number systems
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Counting,  Positive integers,  Zero

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Importance of zero

How important is zero in place value? How would you write '50' if there was no zero?

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Count the amazing flying machines

Do you want to fly like a bird? How would you do that? See eight strange flying machines from the past. Watch to see if they fly or crash. Count along with each flying machine, from one to eight. The name of each number is on the screen to help you.

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Street steppin'

Can you count to eight? Dance along with these street dancers as they step out a dance to count to eight. How good are your dance moves?

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The Number 12 Song

Can you count to twelve? Count along in this clip. See if you can spot the number twelve. How many times do you see it?

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The number 20 song

Sing along with this clip to help you count to twenty. Count the number of children running. Count the number of stars. After singing along you will be great at counting to 20!

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Representing numbers 6-10

Dodly and Flynn meet while Flynn is building a model volcano. They count snails and toy dinosaurs and show different ways to represent each of the numbers from six to ten through writing, drawing or sharing between two groups. The Super Seven and others also help out.

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Help the referee count to ten

Watch this skit about a boxing match. Help the referee count to ten as he tries to remember what number comes next in the count. Can you count to ten starting from one?

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Counting backwards by ones

Watch a magician and his trusty helpers do a magic trick. Join the audience as they count down from ten to see what happens with the magic hanky and magic umbrella.

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Recording numbers

Dodly is trying to keep count of the number of sheep in the backyard. Flynn helps Dodly to keep count by representing the numbers in different ways. They use models, drawings, strokes and numerals to keep count. Also discover the ways different cultures have recorded numbers.

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Representing numbers 1 to 5

Watch Dodly and Flynn at the monster fair investigating ways of representing the numbers from one to five. Two is a double, such as in a double scoop of ice-cream. Tally marks and 'tri' are used as representations of three, while four monster apples are shown as 3 and 1 or 2 and 2.

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Comparing and classifying

Explore numbers with Flynn and Dodly as they compare their marble collection, dinosaur toys and the noses on Dodly's pictures. Who has more? Who has less? Who has the same? These are questions often asked during an ordinary day. Help Flynn work out how many dinosaurs Dodly has in his bag. Use the clues that Dodly gives Flynn.

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Counting forwards and backwards up to 10

Count with Dodly and Flynn as they count their clay monsters and their toy dinosaur collection. Count a range of animals including kangaroos, butterflies and whales. Even count backwards as they launch a rocket into space.

Online

Numbers and counting - Foundation

This is a teacher resource that includes a set of student activities focusing on the numbers to 20, accompanied by copy masters and a detailed teacher guide for each activity. The activities cover the sequence of numbers, number names, 1:1 correspondence and recording and representing numbers, and make a connection to Asian ...

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16 acorns

Have a go at counting to sixteen. Count along as acorns grow on an oak tree. See how to write the number sixteen.

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12 ladybugs on a picnic

Can you count to twelve? Count along from one to twelve as the twelve ladybugs play games while on a picnic. Count how many times you see the number twelve. Also look at the different ways the ladybugs are grouped to make twelve.

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Collections - comparing and ordering

This is a web resource that includes student activities and games focusing on collections to 20, accompanied by a teacher guide. Activities cover comparing collections using one-to-one correspondence, ordinal numbers with associated positional words and a game based on the traditional Japanese game of ohajiki. The resource ...

Interactive

Sites2See – number for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive online resources for the study of number in Foundation to Year 6 Mathematics.

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reSolve: Authentic Problems: Tea Party

This sequence of four lessons presents a purposeful context for counting using the context of planning a tea party. Students consider items required for a small party, draw and count the items and then extend this to a larger party for the whole class. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, ...

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reSolve: Counting: Handfuls

This lesson focuses on building students' counting skills, particularly their ability to subitise a collection (recognise the number of items in a group without the need to count them) . Students consider ways of structuring a collection so that the total can be quickly identified. They explore different arrangements for ...

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reSolve: Number: One is a Snail

This sequence of lessons explores counting on strategies and early addition skills. Students represent numbers using animals with different numbers of legs and explore how one number can be represented in multiple ways. They also explore the concept of efficiency when comparing various representations. Students are then ...