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Learning objects Number trains: 10-400 [Japanese]

TLF ID L9884

Use your knowledge of how to count by tens in Japanese. Arrange train carriages in order according to numerals and Japanese number words on their sides. For example, identify the numeral or number word that comes after さんびゃくろくじゅう. This learning object is the third in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify the number before and after a given number, when counting by tens in Japanese.
  • Students sequence whole numbers in units of ten from 1 to 400.
  • Students connect Japanese number words written in hiragana to the quantities they represent.
  • Students identify place value in two-digit and three-digit numbers up to 400.
  • Students apply their knowledge of hiragana and Japanese number words to arrange train carriages according to the numbers on their sides.
Educational value
  • Requires students to relate two-digit and three-digit numerals 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

1; 2; 3

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
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    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.