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Learning objects Number trains [French]

TLF ID L8706

Use your knowledge of French numbers to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as numerals, dice dots, counting frames and French number words. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Begin with numbers up to ten and move on to work with numbers from one to twenty. Proceed to making number trains by counting in tens. This learning object is a combination of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify the number before and after a given number.
  • Students sequence whole numbers from 1 to 400.
  • Students connect French number words and numerals to the quantities they represent using dice dots and ten-frames.
  • Students identify place value in two-digit and three-digit numbers.
  • Students apply their knowledge of French number words to arrange train carriages according to the numbers on their sides.
Educational value
  • Requires students to relate one-digit to three-digit number ‘names’ and values in a variety of representations, to French numbers and number words.
  • Provides opportunity to develop and consolidate counting forwards and backwards skills that are fundamental to addition and subtraction skills.
  • Challenges students to develop strategies as they predict, test and confirm, or change the sequencing of numbers.
  • Revises and provides practice using numbers in French.
  • Encourages repeated use through randomisation of numbers.
Year level

F; 1; 2; 3

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages/Understanding language
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Marie-Ange Lewis
    • Address: Hallidays Point NSW 2430 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Elise Bradbury
    • Address: Montpellier France
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
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    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MS-Windows)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster.
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.