Mathematics

Developing numeracy by using practical measures helps young children to understand the basics of mathematics.

Curriculum Focus

Number

Students focus on counting collections of objects with one‑to‑one correspondence and develop an understanding that the last spoken number represents the total number in a collection. They are given opportunities to orally count forwards and backwards to 10.

Students learn to recognise, sequence and write the symbols for numbers from 0 to 10. When solving problems, they
manipulate concrete materials and visual models to develop an understanding of number concepts.

Measurement: Length

Students explore measurement situations using informal language such as longer, shorter and taller to describe, compare and sort common objects. They use informal units such as blocks and hand prints to measure length and explore ideas relating to measurement procedures and units

Prep Mathematics