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Mathematics – Kindergarten Foundation Statement

Working Mathematically
Students ask questions and explore mathematical problems. They use everyday language, materials and informal recordings to demonstrate understanding and link mathematical ideas.
Activities: Spotty Octopus, Where's the number?, Comparing length, Making spatial patterns, Making shape pictures, Displaying data, Halves
Measurement and Data
Students identify length, area, volume, capacity and mass and compare and arrange objects according to these attributes. They name the days of the week and the seasons and they order events in a school day, telling the time on the hour. Students use objects and pictures to create a data display and interpret data.
Activities: Comparing length, Displaying data
Patterns and Algebra
Students recognise, describe and continue patterns that increase or decrease.
Activities: Making spatial patterns
Space and Geometry
Students manipulate, sort and describe 3D objects using everyday language. They manipulate, sort and describe 2D shapes, identifying circles, squares, triangles and rectangles. Students give and follow simple directions and describe position using everyday language.
Activities: Making shape pictures, Halves
Number
Students count to 30 and represent numbers to 20 with objects, pictures, numerals and words and read and use ordinal numbers to at least ‘tenth’ place. They manipulate objects to model addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. Students divide objects into two equal parts and describe them as halves. They recognise coins and notes.
Activities: Spotty Octopus, Where's the number?, Displaying data, Halves
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