Learning Continuum of Numeracy

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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 3

Typically by the end of Year 4, students:

Visualise 2D shapes and 3D objects

visualise, sort, identify and describe symmetry, shapes and angles in the environment

Interpret maps and diagrams

interpret information, locate positions and describe routes on maps and diagrams using simple scales, legends and directional language

Level 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Visualise 2D shapes and 3D objects

visualise, sort, describe and compare the features of objects such as prisms and pyramids in the environment

Interpret maps and diagrams

identify and describe routes and locations, using grid reference systems and directional language such as north or north east

Level 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Visualise 2D shapes and 3D objects

visualise, describe and apply their understanding of the features and properties of 2D shapes and 3D objects

Interpret maps and diagrams

create and interpret 2D and 3D maps, models and diagrams