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1. Stage 2
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Mathematics – Stage 2 Foundation Statement

Working Mathematically
Students ask questions and use appropriate mental or written strategies, and technology, to solve problems. They use appropriate terminology to describe and link mathematical ideas, check statements for accuracy and explain reasoning.
Activities: Classroom map, Bike track, 2D Shapes, Making Number Patterns, Ordering fractions and decimals, Survey, Helping hand, Flag design, Is it fair?, Recording my strategies, What could the question be?
Number
Students count, order, read and record numbers up to 9999 and use mental and written strategies, including the formal written algorithm, to solve addition and subtraction problems involving numbers of up to four digits. They use mental strategies to recall multiplication facts up to 10 x 10 and related division facts and use informal written strategies for multiplication and division of two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers. Students model, compare and represent simple fractions and recognise percentages in everyday situations and they model, compare, represent, add and subtract decimals to two decimal places. Students perform simple calculations with money and conduct simple chance experiments.
Activities: Ordering fractions and decimals, Flag design, Is it fair?, Recording my strategies, What could the question be?
Patterns and Algebra
Students generate, describe and record number patterns and relate multiplication and division facts to at least 10 x 10.
Activities: Making Number Patterns
Measurement and Data
Students estimate, measure, compare and record length, area, volume, capacity and mass using some formal units. They read and record time in hours and minutes in digital and analogue notation and make comparisons between time units. Students gather and organise data to create and interpret tables and graphs.
Activities: Survey, Helping hand, Flag design
Space and Geometry
Students name, describe and sketch particular 3D objects and 2D shapes. They compare angles using informal means and describe a 'right angle'. Students use coordinates to describe position and compass points to give and follow directions.
Activities: Classroom map, Bike track, 2D Shapes, Flag design