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)

  • 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


Sites2See – number for primary

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


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, ...


Counting beetles

Choose to do the activities in levels one, two or three. Watch the beetles crawl into the garden or out of the garden. Watch some beetles completely or partially hide beneath the leaves. Work out how many beetles there are altogether. Remember to count any beetles hiding under the rock. Choose a number for your answer and ...


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.


TIMES Module 3: Number and Algebra: multiplication and division - teacher guide

This is a 23-page guide for teachers. This module contains a description of suitable models for multiplication, a discussion of the type of problem phrased in words that requires multiplication for its solution, and mental and written strategies for multiplication. The use of the commutative, associative and distributive ...


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.


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.