Yuendumu leaf game: introduction

In this first of three lessons, students investigate the concept of Yuendumu leaf games and stories and become familiar with how they can be used for addition, subtraction, quantification, counting and subitising.

This lesson was developed in collaboration with Caty Morris and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA).

The original concept of the Yuendumu leaf game was developed by Kumanjayi Nangala. Permission has kindly been granted for use in this resource.

Additional details

Year level(s) Foundation
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Concrete Representational Abstract model, Culturally responsive pedagogies, Differentiated teaching
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan, addition, collections, counting processes, Country/Place, First Nations Australian, number story problems, subtraction

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture
Strand and focus Number
Topics Addition and subtraction
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Recognise and name the number of objects within a collection up to 5 using subitising

Represent practical situations involving addition, subtraction and quantification with physical and virtual materials and use counting or subitising strategies

Numeracy progression Number and place value (P2)

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