# Learning & Teaching

#### What's happening in Numeracy across the school?

In this week’s newsletter I will share with you what’s happening across the school in Numeracy.

Foundation

In the Foundation classrooms, the students have been engaging with the numbers 1-10 and learning about different ways to represent these numbers.  The different ways to represent a number include: writing the numeral, using counters, drawing pictures, finding the number on a number line, using a tens frame, tally marks on fingers.  In the photos below the students are practising the skill of subitising.  Subitising is the ability to instantly recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them.

Year 1 & 2

In the Year 1 & 2 classrooms, the students are learning about the concept of place value. The students are learning about the value of each digit in numbers up to and including 4-digit numbers. The students are also learning to order numbers according to their size and are continuing to practise counting forwards and backwards from various starting points.

Year 3 & 4

In the Year 3 & 4 classroom, the students are learning about addition and subtraction. The learning that is happening with the classrooms is based on mental computation strategies.  It is important that students have a solid understanding of these concepts before they are introduced to written addition and subtraction strategies. The addition and subtraction mental strategies that the students are learning this week include:  partitions of 10, doubles, near doubles and 10 + facts, jump strategy and split strategy.  In the photos below the students are practising the 'doubles' strategy and the 'near doubles' strategy.

Year 5 & 6

In the Year 5 & 6 classrooms, the students are learning about the concept of place value.  The students are working with numbers up to 1 000 000. The students are also learning to understand how the place value system is applied to decimal numbers. The students are investigating how to partition (break-up) numbers in different ways and practising the skill of rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

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Rebecca Chan