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Mathematics / Year 1 / Number and Algebra / Number and place value

Curriculum content descriptions

Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of strategies including counting on, partitioning and rearranging parts (ACMNA015)

Elaborations
  • developing a range of mental strategies for addition and subtraction problems
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Subtraction,  Addition,  Associativity

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Numbers Count: Adding two numbers

How many different ways can you think of to add two numbers to reach ten? Watch this video to learn them all!

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Work sample Year 1 Mathematics: Equilateral triangles

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 1 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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Work sample Year 1 Mathematics: Donuts

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 1 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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reSolve: Addition: Partitioning

This sequence of two lessons explores early algebraic thinking around the concept of equivalence. Students develop equivalence understanding by partitioning numbers into two parts. They explore the commutative property and compensation as they are challenged to find all possible combinations. Each lesson is outlined in ...

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.

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Pirate treasure hunt: eight challenges

Join forces with Pirate Jack. He needs your help to solve eight problems and find the hidden treasure. Use the map to work your way through the obstacles one by one and in the right order. Apply your maths and literacy skills to make sure you collect the correct item before tackling the next obstacle. For example, you’ll ...

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Addition and subtraction: Year 1 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 1 is for the topic of Addition and subtraction. Students build upon the foundations of additive thinking. They draw upon part-part-whole understanding of numbers to 10 as they explore addition and subtraction within 20.

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Put them together

Students rearrange the parts of an addition situation to show commutativity. They use appropriate thinking strategies to solve simple addition problems and record addition problems with numerals and symbols.

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Mixed Up Maths, Ep 11: Funny money

What do you use money to buy? In this clip we look at Australian money. See the different coins and notes that make up our money system. We investigate if size, (in coins) does matter. Check out how many 5 cent pieces you need to make two dollars. We also look at some currencies used around the world. Find out which country ...

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BTN: What is an abacus?

An abacus is a tool that helps people solve maths problems. Why might some people still use, and encourage the use of, an abacus when there are more contemporary tools like calculators?

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reSolve: Authentic Problems: Grandma's Soup

This sequence of four lessons focuses on counting large collections of objects and developing efficient counting strategies. Students explore the ambiguous nature of a 'handful' and investigate how different sized hands and different grabbing techniques will result in different quantities of macaroni. Each lesson is outlined ...

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Literacy and numeracy improvement: a whole-school approach

This teacher resource describes how 74 public schools in metropolitan, regional and rural Western Australia used three major components of the school improvement cycle to achieve significant improvement in the literacy and numeracy learning outcomes of their students. The resource is organised in nine sections: Summary, ...

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Mathematical modelling: Year 1 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 1 is for the topic of Mathematical modelling. Students use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving additive situations including simple money transactions.

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Place value: Year 1 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 1 is for the topic of Place value. Students further establish part-part-whole when exploring one- and two-digit numbers. They use partitioning to think about and represent numbers in different ways.

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Show me your money - years 1 and 2

This is a teacher resource consisting of a set of student activities designed to encourage learning about the appearance and value of money, accompanied by copy masters and a detailed teacher guide for each activity. The activities make use of Australian coins and notes, and also Japanese and Singaporean coins, and include ...

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MoneySmart: Pay the price

This learning object helps students to recognise Australian currency through a supermarket shopping scenario which requires simple transactions. Students match item value with the correct coin and note combinations. The learning object has three different levels working through matching item value to: two single coins, ...

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TIMES Module 2: Number and Algebra: addition and subtraction - teacher guide

This is a 29-page guide for teachers. The module introduces addition and subtraction of whole numbers.

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MoneySmart: Money match

This learning object helps students to recognise Australian currency through matching notes and coins. Students match different combinations of notes and coins to arrive at the same value in multiple ways. The learning object has four different levels working through matching: same coins, coins of different values, coins ...

Interactive

Wishball challenge: tens

Challenge your understanding of place value in whole numbers up to 99. Receive a starting number, such as 86, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 18, within 20 turns. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and use the given operation (either addition or subtraction) on your starting number. ...

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Counting games - years 1 and 2

This is a teacher resource that includes a set of student activities including counting games, focusing on numbers to 100, accompanied by copy masters and a detailed teacher guide for each activity. The games include the Korean number counting game sam yew gew - referred to as 'sam-yuk-gu' in the Australian Curriculum. ...