Mathematics – Multi-age – Year A – Unit 12

This two-week unit develops student knowledge, understanding, and skills in patterning.

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:

  • understand that patterns repeat, and this repetition is referred to as the repeating core
  • understand that some patterns can increase (grow) or decrease (shrink) by the same amount in each subsequent term
  • develop an understanding of patterns in the place value system.
Representing whole numbers A – MAO-WM-01, MAE-RWN-01, MA1-RWN-01, MAE-RWN-02, MA1-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, MA1-CSQ-01, MAE-CSQ-02
  • Model additive relations and compare quantities
  • Identify part–whole relationships in numbers up to 10
Forming groups – MAO-WM-01, MAE-FG-01, MA1-FG-01, MAE-FG-02
  • Copy, continue and create pattern
Data – MAO-WM-01, MAE-DATA-01, MA1-DATA-01, MA1-DATA-02
  • Respond to questions, collect information and discuss possible outcomes of activities
  • Organise objects into simple data displays and interpret the displays
Representing whole numbers A –
  • Use counting sequences of ones with two-digit numbers and beyond
  • Continue and create number patterns
  • Represent the structure of groups of ten in whole numbers
Representing whole numbers B –
  • Use counting sequences of ones and tens flexibly
Combining and separating quantities A –
  • Use advanced count-by-one strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Recognise and recall numbers bonds up to ten
  • Use flexible strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
Forming groups A –
  • Count in multiples using rhythmic and skip counting
  • Use skip-counting patterns
Forming groups B –
  • Model and use equal groups of objects to represent multiplication
  • Represent and explain multiplication as the combining of equal groups
Data A –
  • Ask questions and gather data
  • Represent data with objects and drawings and describe the displays
Data B –
  • Identify a question of interest and gather relevant data
  • Create displays of data and interpret them

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