Needs and wants

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Year level F-2 Budgeting English Mathematics

Launch digiactivity

Students consider the differences between needs and wants.

This digiactivity is presented in two levels:

This digiactivity has been designed to be used in the classroom either as stand-alone or for use with the related unit of work or digibook resource

Curriculum alignment

Foundation Year

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Number and place value
    • Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond (ACMNA002)
  • Sub-strand: 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)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Language

  • Sub-strand: Text structure and organisation
    • Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionality (ACELA1433)
  • Sub-strand: Phonics and word knowledge
    • Know how to read and write some high-frequency words and other familiar words (ACELA1817)

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Inquiry and skills

  • Sub-strand: Analysing
    • Interpret data and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI007)

Year 1

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Number and place value
    • Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of strategies including counting on, partitioning and rearranging parts (ACMNA015)
  • Sub-strand: Money and financial mathematics
    • Recognise, describe and order Australian coins according to their value (ACMNA017)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Language

  • Sub-strand: Text structure and organisation
    • Understand concepts about print and screen, including how different types of texts are organised using page numbering, tables of content, headings and titles, navigation buttons, bars and links (ACELA1450)
  • Sub-strand: Phonics and word knowledge
    • Use visual memory to read and write high-frequency words (ACELA1821)

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Inquiry and skills

  • Sub-strand: Analysing
    • Interpret data and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI024)

Year 2

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Money and financial mathematics
    • Count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value (ACMNA034)

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Inquiry and skills

  • Sub-strand: Analysing
    • Interpret data and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI040)

General capabilities

Level 1: Typically, by the end of Foundation year, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view simple texts with familiar vocabulary and supportive illustrations
    • listen and respond to brief questions and one and two step instructions, listen for information in simple spoken texts and respond to audio texts and texts read aloud
    • interpret simple texts using comprehension strategies
  • Numeracy
    • connect and order number names, numerals and groups of objects using numbers up to two digits
    • identify quantities such as more, less and the same in everyday comparisons
  • ICT
    • identify and safely operate ICT systems to complete relevant simple specified tasks and seek help when encountering a problem
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • check whether they are satisfied with the outcome of tasks or actions

Level 2: Typically, by the end of Year 2, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view texts with illustrations and simple graphics
    • listen to two or more step instructions for undertaking learning tasks, listen for information about topics being learned in spoken and audio texts and respond to texts read aloud
    • interpret and use texts to explore topics, gather information and make some obvious inferences using comprehension strategies
  • Numeracy
    • model, represent, order and use numbers up to four digits
    • identify and use combinations of coins and notes for simple purchases
  • ICT
    • identify and safely operate a selected range of appropriate devices, software, functions and commands when operating an ICT system and attempt to solve a problem before seeking help