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Year 1 Mathematics at school: what to expect

Find out about the skills your Year 1 child will be developing at school. Learn how you can support them to count and begin to recognise number sentences.

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Year level(s) Year 1
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

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number, Space, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Place value, Operating with number
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Recognise, represent and order numbers to at least 120 using physical and virtual materials, numerals, number lines and charts


Add and subtract numbers within 20, using physical and virtual materials, part-part-whole knowledge to 10 and a variety of calculation strategies

Numeracy progression Number and place value (P3, P4)
Additive strategies (P6)

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