Recognizing a dot pattern

Recognizing a dot pattern

Year 1
Counting and Numbers
Subitising using Dot Patterns
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  • KS1.Y1 – KS1 Year 1
    • Year 1 programme of study
      • KS1.Y1.N.NPV – Number - number and place value

        • Pupils should be taught to:

          • KS1.Y1.N.NPV.4 – Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least

  • Foundation Year
    • Number and Algebra
      • Number and place value

        • ACMNA002 – Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond

        • ACMNA003 – Subitise small collections of objects

  • Year 1
    • Number and Algebra
      • Number and place value

        • ACMNA012 – Develop confidence with number sequences to and from 100 by ones from any starting point. Skip count by twos, fives and tens starting from zero

  • 1 – Year 1
    • 1.NA – Number and algebra
  • 2 – Year 2
    • 2.NA – Number and algebra
      • 2.NA.1 – Apply counting-on, counting-back, skip-counting, and simple grouping strategies to combine or partition whole numbers

      • 2.NA.4 – Continue number patterns based on ones, twos, fives, and tens.

  • K – Kindergarten
    • K.CC – Counting & Cardinality
      • Mathematics

        • K.CC.1 – Count to 100 by ones and by tens.

        • K.CC.3 – Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

      • Mathematics

        • K.CC.5 – Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.

        • K.CC.4 – Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

          • K.CC.4.a – When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

          • K.CC.4.b – Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.

    • K.OA – Operations & Algebraic Thinking
      • Mathematics

        • K.OA.3 – Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).

        • K.OA.4 – For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.