By the end of the Foundation year, students make connections between number names, numerals and quantities up to 10. They compare objects using mass, length and capacity. Students connect events and the days of the week. They explain the order and duration of events. They use appropriate language to describe location. Students count to and from 20 and order small collections. They group objects based on common characteristics and sort shapes and objects. Students answer simple questions to collect information. Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving from any starting point.
- Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond
- Subitise small collections of objects
- Represent practical situations to model addition and sharing
- Compare, order and make correspondences between collections, initially to 20, and explain reasoning.
Understanding includes connecting names, numerals and quantities
Fluency includes readily counting numbers in sequences, continuing patterns, and comparing the lengths of objects
Problem Solving includes using materials to model authentic problems, sorting objects, using familiar counting sequences to solve unfamiliar problems, and discussing the reasonableness of the answer
Reasoning includes explaining comparisons of quantities, creating patterns, and explaining processes for indirect comparison of length.