Learning Continuum of Numeracy (Version 8.4)

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This element involves students using numbers for different purposes.

Students apply skills in estimating and calculating with whole numbers to solve and model everyday problems in a wide range of authentic contexts using efficient mental, written and digital strategies. They identify situations where money is used and apply their knowledge of the value of money to purchasing, budgeting and justifying the use of money. In developing and acting with numeracy, students:

• understand and use numbers in context
• estimate and calculate
• use money.

Level 1a

Students:

Understand and use numbers in context

demonstrate concepts of counting using every day experiences

Estimate and calculate

recognise the effects of adding to and taking away from a collection of objects

Use money

identify situations that involve the use of money

Level 1b

Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:

Understand and use numbers in context

connect and order number names, numerals and groups of objects using numbers up to two digits

Estimate and calculate

solve everyday addition and share stories

Use money

recognise the different value of coins and notes in the Australian monetary system

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Understand and use numbers in context

model, represent, order and use numbers up to four digits

Estimate and calculate

estimate the solution to a problem and then calculate the answer

Use money

identify and use combinations of coins and notes for simple purchases