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Learning objects Number trains: 1-10 [Japanese]

TLF ID L9882

Use your knowledge of Japanese numbers from 1 to 10 to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as hiragana number words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object is the first in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students apply their knowledge of hiragana and Japanese number words to sequence numbers from one to ten.
  • Students connect numerals and Japanese number words written in hiragana to the quantities they represent using dice dots and ten-frames.
  • Students identify place value in one-digit numbers up to ten.
  • Students identify the number before and after a given number.
Educational value
  • Requires students to relate one-digit number ‘names’ and values, in a variety of representations, to Japanese number words written in hiragana.
  • Provides students with an 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 Japanese.
  • Encourages repeated use through randomisation of numbers.
Year level


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

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Shunichi Ishihara
    • Organisation: The Australian National University
    • Address: Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Shunichi Ishihara
    • Organisation: The Australian National University
    • Address: Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
    • 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)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • 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.