Number trains

TLF ID L2317

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 'skip counting' by twos, fives and tens. For example, 'skip count' by five to arrange four carriages into the order 12, 17, 22, 27.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify the number before and after a given number.
  • Students sequence whole numbers from 1 to 120.
  • Students connect number words and numerals to the quantities they represent using dice dots, ten-frames and base 10 blocks.
  • Students recognise place value in two-digit and three-digit numbers.
  • Students apply skip counting, forwards and backwards by twos, fives and tens.
Educational value
  • Students recognise one-digit to three-digit number ‘names’ and values in a variety of representations.
  • Students develop and consolidate counting forwards and backwards skills that are fundamental to addition and subtraction skills.
  • Skip counting supports thinking about ‘equal groups’ that underlies multiplicative thinking.
  • Challenges students to develop strategies as they predict, test and confirm, or change the sequencing of numbers.
  • A ‘hundred chart’ provides support for 'skip counting' while students develop appropriate thinking and test ideas.
  • Randomised number generation encourages repeated use.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Addition
    • Mathematics/Counting
    • Mathematics/Subtraction
    • Mathematics/Whole numbers
    • Mathematics/Number sequences
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Michael Wagner
    • Organisation: Godwin + Wagner
    • Address: Box Hill South VIC 3128 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Graham Jones
    • Address: Broadbeach QLD 4218 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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    Access profile
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    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
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    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.