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Learning objects Flip and match: matching kanji A


Flip cards of simple kanji and pair up the kanji that match exactly. Find the subtle differences in strokes that form the different kanji. Build your knowledge of simple kanji by checking their written and spoken sounds. Work your way through three levels of increasing difficulty. This learning object is the first in a series of six objects. It is also packaged as part of a combined learning object.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students match pairs of characters using recall to identify subtle stroke differences.
  • Students identify matching simple kanji in sets of kanji with similar structure.
  • Students build their knowledge of simple kanji by checking their written and spoken sounds, and meaning.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to identify and recall subtle differences in strokes that form different kanji and alter meanings.
  • Models the pronuciation of kanji and provides their meanings.
  • Provides instructions and feedback in English.
  • Encourages reflection on the derivation of meanings.
  • Randomly reorganises kanji to encourage repeated use.
  • Includes an option to print all kanji as flashcards.
Year level

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

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages other than english/Listening
  • Languages other than english/Oral interaction
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Japanese
  • 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:
  • Technical implementer
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Miyuki Shino
  • Address: Isaacs ACT 2607 Australia
  • Script writer
  • Name: Penn Short
  • Organisation: Tyger Eye Design
  • Address: Port Macquarie NSW 2444 Australia
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
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.