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Prep Mathematics



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.

Achievement Standard

By the end of the year the students are expected to:

Number and Algebra

  • connect number names and numerals with sets of up to 20 elements;
  • estimate the size of these sets;
  • use counting strategies to solve problems that involve comparing, combining and separating these sets;
  • match individual objects with counting sequences up to and back from 20;
  • order the first 10 elements of a set.

Measurement and Geometry

  • identify measurement attributes in practical situations and compare lengths, masses and capacities of familiar objects;
  • order events, explain their duration and match days of the week to familiar events;
  • identify simple shapes in their environment and sort shapes by their common and distinctive features;
  • use simple statements and gestures to describe location.

Statistics and Probability

  • sort familiar categorical data into sets and use these to answer yes/no questions and make simple true/false statements about the data.