## Pre-primary year SyllabusTest

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### Pre-primary year Syllabus

Year Level Description

The proficiency strands Understanding, Fluency, Problem-solving and Reasoning are an integral part of mathematics content across the three content strands: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. The proficiencies reinforce the significance of working mathematically within the content and describe how the content is explored or developed. They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of the learning of mathematics. The achievement standards reflect the content and encompass the proficiencies.

At this year level:

• understanding includes connecting names, numerals and quantities
• fluency includes readily counting numbers in sequences, continuing patterns and comparing the lengths of objects
• problem-solving includes using materials to model authentic problems, sorting objects, using familiar counting sequences to solve unfamiliar problems and discussing the reasonableness of the answer
• reasoning includes explaining comparisons of quantities, creating patterns and explaining processes for indirect comparison of length

#### Number and algebra

##### Number and place value

Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving from  any starting point (ACMNA001)

Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond (ACMNA002)

Subitise small collections of objects (ACMNA003)

Compare, order and make correspondences between collections, initially to 20, and explain reasoning (ACMNA289)

Represent practical situations to model addition and sharing (ACMNA004)

##### Patterns and algebra

Sort and classify familiar objects and explain the basis for these classifications. Copy, continue and create patterns with objects and drawings (ACMNA005)

#### Measurement and Geometry

##### Using units of measurement

Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (ACMMG006)

Compare and order duration of events using everyday language of time (ACMMG007)

Connect days of the week to familiar events and actions (ACMMG008)

##### Shape

Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment (ACMMG009)

##### Location and transformation

Describe position and movement (ACMMG010)

#### Statistics and Probability

##### Data representation and interpretation

Answer yes/no questions to collect information and make simple inferences (ACMSP011)

#### Pre-primary Achievement Standard

Number and Algebra

At Standard, students count to and from 20 and order small collections. They make connections between number names, numerals and quantities up to 10.

Measurement and Geometry

Students compare objects using mass, length and capacity. They explain the order and duration of events. Students connect events and the days of the week. They group objects based on common characteristics and sort shapes and objects. Students use appropriate language to describe location.

Statistics and Probability

Students answer simple questions to collect information and make simple inferences.

Year Level Description

The proficiency strands Understanding, Fluency, Problem-solving and Reasoning are an integral part of mathematics content across the three content strands: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. The proficiencies reinforce the significance of working mathematically within the content and describe how the content is explored or developed. They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of the learning of mathematics. The achievement standards reflect the content and encompass the proficiencies.

At this year level:

• understanding includes connecting names, numerals and quantities
• fluency includes readily counting numbers in sequences, continuing patterns and comparing the lengths of objects
• problem-solving includes using materials to model authentic problems, sorting objects, using familiar counting sequences to solve unfamiliar problems and discussing the reasonableness of the answer
• reasoning includes explaining comparisons of quantities, creating patterns and explaining processes for indirect comparison of length