Teacher guide Numbers and counting - Foundation

TLF ID M013994

This is a teacher resource that includes a set of student activities focusing on the numbers to 20, accompanied by copy masters and a detailed teacher guide for each activity. The activities cover the sequence of numbers, number names, 1:1 correspondence and recording and representing numbers, and make a connection to Asian cultures. The copy masters include numerals and number names in several Asian languages. The resource includes references to storybooks that can be used to explore counting, including storybooks from India, Japan and China, and it also provides links to websites about counting in a variety of Asian languages.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource that supports the Number and Algebra strand in the mathematics curriculum for the Foundation year. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions that refer to understanding the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences; connecting number names, numerals and quantities; and comparing, ordering and making correspondences between collections.
  • This resource supports the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority. It incorporates Asian culture in the student activities to provide rich and engaging contexts for developing students' understanding of number and counting. It could also be a useful introduction to study of Asian languages.
  • This resource is valuable in demonstrating the diversity of language and number representation as well as the concepts shared across cultures.
  • This resource supports the numeracy and intercultural understanding general capabilities.
Year level

F; 1

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: University of Melbourne
  • Organization: University of Melbourne
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Asia Education Foundation
  • Organization: Asia Education Foundation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
  • © The University of Melbourne – Asia Education Foundation, 2012. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.