# The Numeracy Framework

The Holroyd and Mary Brooksbank Schools’ Numeracy Framework was developed by teachers from both schools to assist in planning, teaching, assessing and reporting on numeracy outcomes for students in special education settings with moderate to severe intellectual and multiple disabilities. This framework may also be useful for any student working towards Early Stage 1 outcomes in the New South Wales Mathematics Syllabus.

The framework goals were developed using the foundation statements and Mathematics Syllabus documents to identify the knowledge, skills and understanding thatstudents require to access and participate in the curriculum in order toachieve Early Stage One syllabus outcomes. The framework provides a guide for teachers and a means of acknowledging and documenting student progress towards the achievement of very early numeracy skills and understandings.

The goals within each strand or sub-strand have been organised into an approximate order, although individual students may achieve the goals in a different order, dependent upon the student’s specific interests, skills and capabilities.

NUMBER & ALGEBRA

Whole Number Goals

N&A1.1 Students access/interact with the representation of a numeral.

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N&A1.2 Students match one numeral with another. (Match to sample)

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N&A1.3 Students learn the names of numerals in order to identify them. (Identify the numeral without other numerals present)

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N&A1.4 Students identify representations of numerals. (Identify the numeral with other numerals present in random order).

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N&A1.5 Students can rote count.

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N&A1.6 Students demonstrate an understanding of 1:1 correspondence through matching.

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N&A1.7a Students demonstrate an understanding of 1:1 correspondence through counting

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N&A1.7b Students are able to stop counting objects at the number indicated without continuing to count on.

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N&A1.8 Students make groups of objects up to 10.

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N&A1.9 Students match numerals to collections of objects.

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N&A1.10 Students make comparisons between groups of objects according to number.

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N&A1.11 Students sequence numbers to 10.

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N&A1.12 Students write numerals 0-9 (Students may use different tools in order to write).

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N&A1.13 Students will familiarise themselves with money.

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Addition and Subtraction Goals

N&A2.1 Students combine groups of objects in order to make one group.

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N&A2.2 Students separate one group of objects in order to make two or more groups.

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Multiplication & Division

Multiplication & Division Goals

N&A3 Students participate in activities related to equal distribution of amounts.

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Fractions & Decimals Goals

N&A4.1 Students access / interact with the representation of parts of objects.

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N&A4.2 Students manipulate two parts of a given object, activity/puzzle.

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N&A4.3 Students make parts from a whole object or activity.

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Patterns & Algebra Goals

N&A5.1a Respond to repeated patterns of sound and actions.

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N&A5.1b Respond to repeated visual patterns.

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N&A5.2a Initiates own response to patterns of sound and action.

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N&A5.2b Initiates own response to visual patterns.

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MEASUREMENT AND GEOMETRY

Length Goals

M&G1.1a Students access/interact with the representation of objects with different lengths.

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M&G1.1b Students recognise there is a difference in the length of two objects.

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M&G1.2 Students match one length to another with a defined baseline (starting point).

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Area Goals

M&G2 Students cover a designated area (e.g. an area on a page).

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Volume & Capacity Goals

M&G3.1 Students access/interact with containers of different capacity.

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M&G3.2 Students fill a designated container or indicate to a teacher when a container is full (e.g. fills a cup).

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Mass Goals

M&G4.1 Students access/interact with objects of different mass.

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M&G4.2 Students indicate that an object is too heavy.

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Time Goals

M&G5.1 Students engage with activities and resources that indicate timeframes.

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M&G5.2 Students use visual timetables depicting periods of time and related activities.

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M&G5.3 Students access / interact with a clock.

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M&G5.4 Students can identify a clock.

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M&G5.5 Students associate a clock is related to time.

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Three Dimensional Space Goals

M&G6.1 Students use three dimensional equipment to engage/participate in physical activities.

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M&G6.2 Students access/interact with three dimensional objects.

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Two Dimensional Space Goals

M&G7.1 Students access/interact with representations of different two dimensional shapes.

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M&G7.2 Students match one regular shape with another

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M&G7.3 Students use strategies for tracing shapes.

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Position Goals

M&G8.1 Students use their environment to explore the concept of position.

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M&G8.2 Students explore the position of objects and themselves.

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STATISTICS & PROBABILITY

Data Goals

S&P1a Students access/interact with objects that are the same and different.

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S&P1b Students recognise there is a difference between the characteristics of two objects.

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S&P2 Students sort objects into 2 or more groups.

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S&P3 Students sort objects into two or more groups when there is a difference of one or more characteristic.

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