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

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

Video

Count Us In, Ep 5: Cool ways to count 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.

Video

Count Us In, Ep 11: We can help you keep count!

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.

Video

Count Us In, Ep 1: 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.

Video

Count Us In, Ep 3: 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

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, ...

Online

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 ...

Online

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 ...

Video

Count Us In, Ep 6: Cool ways to count 6 to 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.

Interactive

Number trains

Arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Begin with numbers up to ten. Move on to work with larger numbers such as 40 and 50. Practise ...

Video

Numbers Count: Importance of zero

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

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 ...

Online

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.

Online

Number sequence: Foundation – planning tool

This planning resource for Foundation is for the topic of Number sequence. Students establish foundational ideas and skills in number. There is a focus on subitising – instantly recognising and naming the number of objects in small collections of up to 5 (without counting).

Video

Count Us In, Ep 4: Ordinal number: first through to sixth

Dodly and Flynn explore counting with ordinal numbers from first through to sixth. Investigate the order of ice-cream on an ice-cream cone, sheep being shorn and playing 'pass the parcel'. Where did the missing birthday cake go? Could it be the prize in pass the parcel?

Text

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.

Interactive

Monster choir: making patterns

Help monsters in a choir to make animal sounds in order. Make a sequence of up to four sounds. Choose monsters so that their sounds match the sequence. Repeat the pattern to make a song.

Online

Primary mathematics: games, simulations and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'games, simulations and modelling' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use games, ...

Text

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.

Text

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.