Counting beetles

TLF ID L8280

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 check it.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students solve addition and subtraction problems using a range of counting strategies.
Educational value
  • Encourages the development of addition and subtraction strategies (from count-by-one strategies to counting-on and counting-back) through the use of concealed items.
  • Provides an answer check upon the selection of a numeral from 0 to 10.
  • Includes audio to support understanding of the tasks.
  • Facilitates modelling and class participation via an interactive whiteboard. For example, strong colours and clear graphics are easily visible in a classroom setting.
Year level

F; 1

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Practical activity

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Lynda Matthews
    • Address: Mount Barker SA 5251 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7.0 (MacOS) - maximum version: 7.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
    • macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.