NSW NUMERACY CONTINUUM AND A LEARNING PLACE A TEACHING PLACE
Both the NSW Numeracy Continuum and the concept sequence levels at ALPATP outline a progression of learning that can be used when observing students working on problems in mathematics.
Aspects 1 (Number Sequences and Numeral Identification) and 2 – Early Arithmetical Strategies) are based on the Count Me In Too Learning Framework in Number (CMIT LFIN).
These 2 Aspects were researched and constructed in 1996 – 21 years ago – by Janette Bobis and Bob Wiright).
Aspect 5 (Place Value) was researched and constructed soon after 1996. Levels ‘Tens and Ones’ and ‘Hundreds, Tens and Ones’ in the Place Value Aspect, combines both the Facile Level of Early Arithmetical Strategies and Place Value.
These are the main Aspects used in TEN (Aspects 1 and 2) and TOWN (Aspect 5).
Current learning research has continued to advance our understanding of the way children learn about the rote aspects of number (Aspect 1) using counting as an additive problem solving process (Aspect 2) and place value understanding and using place value to add and subtract (Aspect 5).
ALPATP is based on current learning research, and is continually be updated to ensure it always reflects and utilises current learning research.