# Multi-age K–2, mathematics, Year A – Unit 06

Explore the big idea that 'equal means equivalent' in this two-week, multi-age sample unit.

## Syllabus

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from the Mathematics K–10 Syllabus (2022) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2024.

Students are provided with opportunities to:

• use balance to explore equivalence
• combine numbers that bond to form 20
• identify the equal sign and its purpose.

## Syllabus focus area and content groups

### Early Stage 1

Representing whole numbers – MAO-WM-01, MAE-RWN-01, MAE-RWN-02

• Instantly name the number of objects within small collections
• Use the counting sequence of ones flexibly
• Recognise number patterns
• Connect counting and numerals to quantities

Combining and separating quantities – MAO-WM-01, MAE-CSQ-01, MAE-CSQ-02

• Model additive relations and compare quantities
• Identify part-whole relationships in numbers up to 10

Non-spatial measure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-NSM-01, MAE-NSM-02

Mass: Identify and compare mass using weight

### Stage 1

Representing whole numbers – MAO-WM-01, MA1-RWN-01, MA1-RWN-02

• Part A – Use counting sequences of ones with two-digit numbers and beyond
• Part A – Represent numbers on a line
• Part A – Represent the structure of groups of ten in whole numbers

Combining and separating quantities – MAO-WM-01, MA1-CSQ-01, MA1-CSQ-02

• Part A – Use advanced count-by-one strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
• Part A – Recognise and recall number bonds up to ten
• Part A – Use flexible strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
• Part A – Represent equality
• Part B – Use knowledge of equality to solve related problems

Non-spatial measure – MAO-WM-01, MA1-NSM-01, MA1-NSM-02

Part A – Mass: Investigate mass using an equal-arm balance

## Resource

Category:

• Combining and separating quantities
• K-2
• Mathematics (2022)
• Non-spatial measure
• Representing whole numbers
• Unit