Stage 1, Year A – Unit 6

This sample unit explores the big idea 'equal means equivalent', when working in Stage 1.

Syllabus outcomes and content groups from the 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, 2023.

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.
Representing whole numbers A – MAO-WM-01, MA1-RWN-01, MA1-RWN-02
  • Use counting sequences of ones with two-digit numbers and beyond
  • Represent the structure of groups of ten in whole numbers
  • Represent numbers on a line
Combining and separating quantities A – MAO-WM-01, MA1-CSQ-01
  • Use advanced count-by-one strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Recognise and recall number bonds up to ten
  • Use flexible strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Represent equality
Combining and separating quantities B – MAO-WM-01, MA1-CSQ-01
  • Represent and reason about additive relations
  • Use knowledge of equality to solve related problems
Non-spatial measure A– MAO-WM-01, MA1-NSM-01
  • Mass: Investigate mass using an equal-arm balance

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