# Exploring Numbers Unit Plan

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This Mathematics unit addresses a range of number concepts involving identifying, sequencing and representing.

It consists of 10 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

### Overview

#### Objectives

• To identify the numbers from 0 to 10.
• To identify numbers in our environment.
• To sequence the numbers from 1 to 10.
• To sequence the numbers from 1 to 20 and identify missing numbers.
• To identify number patterns to 20.
• To understand how number stories and rhymes can help with counting.
• To count small collections to identify 'how many'.
• To connect numbers by their name, numeral and quantity.
• To use subitizing to count small collections.
• To quickly identify a small collection of objects with the use of subitizing.

Prior to commencing the unit, develop a numbers display in the classroom. Display postersword wall vocabulary and learning goals that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of such resources, browse the Place Value category on the Teach Starter website.

There are many concepts to address when introducing numbers to younger students. The lessons in this unit cover a range of these concepts, many of which have varying degrees of complexity. Teachers are encouraged to select lessons from the unit that best suit the learning needs of their students, or to adapt lessons accordingly.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.

### Lessons

#### Identifying Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the numbers from 0 to 10.

#### Surrounded by Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify numbers in their environment.

#### Sequencing Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will sequence the numbers from 1 to 10.

#### Identifying Missing Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will sequence the numbers from 1 to 20 and identify missing numbers.

#### Number Patterns

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify number patterns to 20.

#### Number Stories and Rhymes

A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how number stories and rhymes can help with counting.

#### Counting Collections

A 60 minute lesson in which students will count small collections to identify 'how many'.

#### Connecting Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will connect numbers by their name, numeral and quantity.

#### Subitising Small Collections

A 60 minute lesson in which students will use subitising to count small collections.

#### Practising Subitising

A 60 minute lesson in which students will quickly identify a small collection of objects with the use of subitising.

#### Representing Numbers - Assessment Task

A hands-on assessment task in which students will demonstrate their understanding of how the numbers from 0 to 10 can be represented in different ways.

#### NSW Curriculum alignment

• MAe-4NA

WholeNumbers - counts to 30, and orders, reads and represents numbers in the range 0 to 20

• MAe-5NA

AdditionandSubtraction - combines, separates and compares collections of objects, describes using everyday language, and records using informal methods

#### Victorian Curriculum alignment

• VCMNA069

Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving fromÂ  any starting point

• VCMNA070

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

• VCMNA071

Subitise small collections of objects

#### Australian Curriculum alignment

• ACMNA001

Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving fromÂ  any starting point

• ACMNA002

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

• ACMNA003

Subitise small collections of objects