Mathematics – Early Stage 1 – Unit 1

Attributes can be used to sort objects  – Sample unit to support implementation of the Mathematics K-2 Syllabus. In this unit, students are introduced to sorting objects using attributes.

Mathematics K-2 Syllabus © 2021 NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales.

In this unit students will learn to:

  • combine and separate quantities
  • recognise and explain how a group of shapes has been sorted
  • describe two-dimensional spatial structures
  • organise objects into simple data displays and interpret these displays.

Syllabus focus and content group

Representing whole number – MAO-WM-01, MAE-RWN-01, MAE-RWN-02
  • Instantly name the number of objects within small collections
  • Connect counting and numerals to quantities
  • Use the counting sequence of ones flexibly
  • Identify the number before as ‘one less’ and the number after as ‘one more’ than a given number
Combining and separating quantities – MAO-WM-01, MAE-CSQ-01, MAE-CSQ-02
  • Identify part–whole relationships in numbers up to 10
  • Model additive relations and compare quantities
Two-dimensional spatial structure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-2DS-01
  • 2D shapes: Sort, describe and name familiar shapes
  • 2D shapes: Represent shapes
Data – MAO-WM-01, MAE-DATA-01
  • Respond to questions, collect information and discuss possible outcomes of activities
  • Organise objects into simple data displays and interpret the displays

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