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Foundation Mathematics at school: what to expect

Find out about the skills your Foundation child will be developing. Learn how you can support and build on what they learn at school.

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Year level(s) Foundation
Audience Parent or carer
Purpose Home practice tasks, Parent guide to maths
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Culturally responsive pedagogies, Questioning
Keywords maths at home, numeracy, number sense, understanding, reasoning, fluency, home learning, families

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number, Geometry, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Properties of number, Location
AC: Mathematics content descriptions

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


Connect days of the week to familiar events and actions


Describe position and movement

National numeracy learning progression Quantifying numbers - QuN1, QuN2, QuN3, QuN4
Additive strategies - AdS1
Measuring time - MeT1
Positioning and locating - PoL1
Understanding geometric properties - UGP1

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