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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Subitise small collections of objects (ACMNA003)

Elaborations
  • using subitising as the basis for ordering and comparing collections of numbers
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Subitising

Interactive Resource

Sites2See – number for primary

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

Teacher resource

Counting and representing numbers 1–20

Explore counting familiar objects and representing numbers up to 20. Name, match, subitise, compare and order numbers to 20, then use these numbers in addition and subtraction. Relate number sentences to these operations in meaningful ways.

Teacher resource

Fun with numbers

Use these resources and tasks to explore numbers 1–10 through online interactive activities and hands-on play. Students will develop their understanding and skills of counting through one-to-one correspondence, recognising numbers, understanding the order of numbers and developing number patterns. While the focus is on ...

Teacher resource

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, ...

Teacher resource

MoneySmart: Pancakes can make a difference

This is a unit of work integrating aspects of the mathematics, English and science curriculums around a student fundraising event. The resource is intended for the early years. It consists of 15 student activities supported by teacher notes on the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of the unit. Student activities include ...

Teacher resource

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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Next Domino

This resource is a web page containing a short task to explore counting patterns. Dominoes are used to make counting patterns, add the next two dominoes that follow the pattern. A printable resource is also available to support the task. This resource is an activity from the NRICH website.

Interactive Resource

Domino Addition - iTunes app

Practise subitising numbers using dominoes. See how quickly you can add the dominoes together. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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Tray Bake

This resource is a web page containing a short task to explore counting patterns. Dominoes are used to make counting patterns, add the next two dominoes that follow the pattern. A printable resource is also available to support the task. This resource is an activity from the NRICH website.

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Investigating the Dilution Series

This resource is a web page containing a short task to explore counting patterns. Dominoes are used to make counting patterns, add the next two dominoes that follow the pattern. A printable resource is also available to support the task. This resource is an activity from the NRICH website.

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: travelling toys: classification and number

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of resources for the Foundation year or year 1, focusing on the development of concepts and language in number (writing and matching numerals to sets of objects, subitising, one-to-one correspondence and partitioning sets) and data (collecting, classifying, ...

Interactive resource

Counting beetles: level 1

Watch the beetles crawl into the garden or out of the garden. Watch some beetles completely or partially hide beneath the leaves. Work out how many beetles there are altogether. Choose a number for your answer and check it. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. Three objects in the series are also packaged ...