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

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

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, ...

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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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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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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.

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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.

Online

Number sense: Foundation – planning tool

This planning resource for Foundation is for the topic of Number sense. Students learn to recognise the order in a sequence of numbers to at least 20.

Downloadable

Spot the number

Students recognise amounts to five without counting.

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Number: Taking handfuls

This sequence of 6 tasks explores relationships between numbers 1 to 20 through subitising, comparison, and using 5 and 10 as benchmarks. Students organise collections and use subitisable patterns to help count the total in their collection. Students also compare their collection with a friend to see who has more and who ...

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Bunny Ears - Calculate

This quick game encourages students to use their fingers to model numbers in different ways.

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Yuendumu leaf games: create a poster

In this final of these three lessons, students work in groups to reflect on and record their learning about representing number stories using Yuendumu leaf games and stories. They represent their leaf stories using pictures and numerals.

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Work sample Foundation Year Mathematics: Knowing numbers

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Foundation Year Mathematics. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...

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Yuendumu leaf games: representing stories

In this second of three lessons, students are provided with the opportunity to play with their leaf families, and consider the many possibilities. They represent their leaf stories using pictures, numerals and symbols.

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Addition Foundation - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to discover if students can represent numbers, without the need to count from 1. If students ‘trust the count’ from here they will be able to use strategies to combine collections. If students do not ‘trust the count’ they may be able to combine two collections by counting by ones, but this ...

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Bead Strings - Calculate

Bead strings are a great tool to make with children to model numbers in a variety of ways.

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Yuendumu leaf game: introduction

In this first of three lessons, students investigate the concept of Yuendumu leaf games and stories and become familiar with how they can be used for addition, subtraction, quantification, counting and subitising.

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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 ...

Interactive

Sites2See: Patterns and Algebra

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

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.

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.

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 ...