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Aligned with ACARA (Australian Curriculum) 8.4, these maths activities will keep your students on-task and engaged throughout their maths lessons. This pack includes over 40 hands-on, colourful and fun number and patterning activities for your numeracy rotations or centres.




Each activity shows a clear alignment with Foundation Year Number and Algebra ACARA 8.4 codes and comes with photographic lesson instructions. Please study the previews to see what is included and how they can be used.


Included in this pack you will find the following activities:


Matching number names to numerals 0-20

  • Find the fishes
  • Bucket match-up
  • Bottles in the sand
  • Number car park
  • Apple tree


Naming numbers in sequences moving from any starting point 0-20

  • Number caterpillars
  • Train carriages
  • Sub sequencing
  • Ice-cream cones
  • Number sequencing burger


Developing fluency with backwards counting from 10

  • Blast off!
  • Numbered children
  • Ten in the bed


Counting activities

  • Counting clouds
  • Fish in the bowl
  • Counting petals
  • Counting mats 0-20
  • Counting mats
  • Peg the number
  • Candles on the cake



  • Subitising ladybugs
  • Subitising small collections of objects mats and labels


Comparing groups of objects

  • Flowers and bees
  • Teddies in jars
  • Small items mats


Ordinal number activities

  • Racing animals
  • Ordinal number kids
  • Ordinal number worksheets


Adding activities

  • Addition posters
  • Adding chain links 1-20
  • Can you make 10 and 20 cards?
  • Popsicle adding
  • Feeding the bears
  • Number bonds


Nature patterning activities

  • Beehive activity
  • Worksheet
  • Patterns in nature cards
  • Sorting cards

Foundation Year Maths Number and Algebra Activities ACARA 8.4

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  • ACARA 8.4 Alignment

    Foundation Year Maths 8.4

    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)

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

    Represent practical situations to model addition and sharing (ACMNA004)

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

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