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# Hopper challenge: whole numbers

TLF ID L1087

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the exact finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of whole numbers to a starting number. For example, 1+ (5 x 2) = 11. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match the pattern of 'landing spots' on a counting grid. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students read decimal notation, count forward and backward using different whole number representations, including number lines and number grids.
• Students identify patterns found when counting decimal fractions and make predictions with regard to counting sequences.
• Students recognise how place value impacts on notation in counting sequences and the relationship between counting repeated additions and multiplication.
Year level

4; 5

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Number and algebra
Concept
• Mathematics/Logic
• Mathematics/Number lines
• Mathematics/Number patterns
• Mathematics/Place value
• Mathematics/Decimal fractions
• Mathematics/Arithmetic
• Mathematics/Counting
Skill
• Knowledge;
• Comprehension;
• Application
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Analysis;
• Modelling
Learning design
• Experiential learning;
• Independent learning;
• Problem solving;
• Visual learning

#### Other details

Contributors
• Author
• Script writer
• Name: Michael Wagner
• Organisation: Godwin + Wagner
• Address: Box Hill South VIC Australia
• Subject matter expert
• Name: John Flatt
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.