Learning Continuum of Numeracy (Version 8.4)

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This element involves students making sense of the space around them.

Students visualise, identify and sort shapes and objects, describing their key features in the environment. They use symmetry, shapes and angles to solve problems in authentic contexts and interpret maps and diagrams, using scales, legends and directional language to identify and describe routes and locations. In developing and acting with numeracy, students:

• visualise 2D shapes and 3D objects
• interpret maps and diagrams.

Level 1a

Students:

Visualise 2D shapes and 3D objects

sort or match objects according to their features

Interpret maps and diagrams

demonstrate awareness of position of self and objects in relation to everyday contexts

Level 1b

Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:

Visualise 2D shapes and 3D objects

sort and name simple 2D shapes and 3D objects

Interpret maps and diagrams

follow directions to demonstrate understanding of common position words and movements

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Visualise 2D shapes and 3D objects

identify, sort and describe common 2D shapes and 3D objects

Interpret maps and diagrams

give and follow directions on maps and diagrams of familiar locations