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

Curriculum content descriptions

Compare, order and make correspondences between collections, initially to 20, and explain reasoning (ACMNA289)

Elaborations
  • comparing and ordering items of like and unlike characteristics using the words ‘more’, ‘less’, ‘same as’ and ‘not the same as’ and giving reasons for these answers
  • understanding and using terms such as ‘first’ and ‘second’ to indicate ordinal position in a sequence.
  • using objects which are personally and culturally relevant to students
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Positive integers,  Numerical order

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