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Year level 3 Shopping Mathematics English

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Students learn to plan, set goals and save through the context of a surprise birthday party.

Learning outcomes


Curriculum alignment

Year 3

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Number and place value
    • Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least 10 000 to assist calculations and solve problems (ACMNA053)
    • Recall addition facts for single-digit numbers and related subtraction facts to develop increasingly efficient mental strategies for computation (ACMNA055)
    • Represent and solve problems involving multiplication using efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies (ACMNA057)
  • Sub-strand: Money and financial mathematics
    • Represent money values in multiple ways and count the change required for simple transactions to the nearest five cents (ACMNA059)

Strand: Statistics and Probability

  • Sub-strand: Data representation and interpretation
    • Collect data, organise into categories and create displays using lists, tables, picture graphs and simple column graphs, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMSP069)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Literacy

  • Sub-strand: Interacting with others
    • Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations (ACELY1676)
    • Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volume (ACELY1792)

General capabilities

Level 3: Typically, by the end of Year 4, students:

  • Literacy:
    • listen to spoken instructions with some detail for undertaking learning area tasks, listen to identify key information in spoken and multimodal texts and respond to texts read aloud
    • interpret literal information and make inferences to expand topic knowledge using comprehension strategies
    • use pair, group and class discussions about learning area topics as learning tools to explore and represent ideas and relationships, test possibilities and to prepare for creating texts
  • Numeracy:
    • estimate a solution to a problem and then check the solution by recalling addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts
    • estimate the change from simple purchases
  • ICT
    • locate, retrieve or generate information from a range of digital sources
    • create and modify simple digital solutions, creative outputs or data representation/ transformation for particular purpose
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
    • reflect on, explain and check the processes used to come to conclusions
    • transfer and apply information in one setting to enrich another
  • Personal and Social Capability
    • persist with tasks when faced with challenges and adapt their approach where first attempts are not successful