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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, Space, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Properties of number, Position and location
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions

Name, represent and order numbers including zero to at least 20, using physical and virtual materials and numerals

Recognise and name the number of objects within a collection up to 5 using subitising

Quantify and compare collections to at least 20 using counting and explain or demonstrate reasoning

Sequence days of the week and times of the day including morning, lunchtime, afternoon and night time, and connect them to familiar events and actions

Describe the position and location of themselves and objects in relation to other people and objects within a familiar space

Numeracy progression Counting processes (P4)
Measuring time (P1)
Number and place value (P2, P3)
Positioning and locating (P1)

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