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

Refine by learning area

Refine by topic

Related topic
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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Interactive

Number frames, by the Math Learning Centre - iTunes app

Addition and subtraction using an interactive bread frame. Encourages the use of different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. Drawing tools enables students to annotate work to show their understanding. Write equations with the text tool. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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).

Online

Addition and subtraction: Foundation – planning tool

This planning resource for Foundation is for the topic of addition and subtraction. Students begin to appreciate patterns that occur around them. They learn to recognise, copy and continue different repeating patterns and observe natural patterns in the world around them.