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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving fromĀ  any starting point (ACMNA001)

Elaborations
  • reading stories from other cultures featuring counting in sequence to assist students to recognise ways of counting in local languages and across cultures
  • identifying the number words in sequence, backwards and forwards, and reasoning with the number sequences, establishing the language on which subsequent counting experiences can be built
  • developing fluency with forwards and backwards counting in meaningful contexts, including stories and rhymes
  • understanding that numbers are said in a particular order and there are patterns in the way we say them
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Sequences (Number patterns),  Counting

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