Learning objects Match it: matching kanji B


Explore sets of kanji that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences, such as 手 and 毛. Pair up the kanji that match exactly. Notice that when kanji look alike, they sometimes have related meanings. Build your knowledge of kanji by checking their sound and meaning. Work your way through five groups of four kanji. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. It is also packaged as part of a combined learning object.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify matching kanji among sets of kanji with similar structure.
  • Students distinguish between different kanji that have subtle variations in strokes.
  • Students notice that kanji that look similar may share similar meanings.
  • Students build their knowledge of the meanings and sounds of kanji.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to identify and recall subtle differences in strokes that form different kanji.
  • Models the pronunciation of kanji.
  • Provides instructions and feedback in English.
  • Randomly reorganises kanji to encourage repeated use.
  • Includes an option to print flashcards of all kanji presented in the learning object.
Year level

4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages other than english/Listening
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Visual cues
  • Languages other than english/Vocabulary
  • Languages other than english/Character texts
  • Languages other than english/Characters
  • Languages other than english/Japanese
  • Languages other than english/Linguistic structures and features
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Games;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Comprehension activity
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Miyuki Shino
  • Address: Isaacs ACT 2607 Australia
  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Name: Penn Short
  • Organisation: Tyger Eye Design
  • Address: Port Macquarie NSW 2444
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 (MacOS)
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.