in the Prep Room
In Foundation level, students play with objects and draw pictures to develop links between their immediate environment, everyday language and mathematical activity.
Students classify and sort objects into sets and form simple correspondences between them. They decide when two sets are of equal size, or one is smaller or bigger than another. They develop an understanding of the concepts of number and numeral, count, order, add and share using small sets of objects. They create and continue simple patterns.
Students compare common objects with respect to length, mass and capacity, and order events and compare their duration. They make rough estimates and simple measurements with respect to informal units. Students name, sort and describe familiar everyday shapes and objects, and describe position and movement in their immediate environment.
Students investigate situations requiring data collection and presentation in simple displays, and recognise unpredictability and uncertainty in some events.