• Trust the count
  • Counting tells us how many things are in a set
  • Numbers are related to each other through a variety of relationships
  • Number concepts are tied to the world around us

Inquiry Question

I wonder why numbers can be shown (represented) in different ways?


Learn with Play at Home

Interactive activity to explore numbers and subitising.

Link: Sand Tray Game

Learning for Kids

Learning for Kids website which explores subitising through dice games.

Link: Counting Subitising

Victorian Education


reSolve website task One is a Snail. This sequence begins with a focus on developing students’ counting skills to work with numbers beyond 10, then continues to build early place value understanding as students investigate ‘teen’ numbers.

Link: One is a Snail

reSolve website task Tea Party. This inquiry is stimulated by a question: What do we need for a tea party?  Students plan a tea party for a small group, providing a purposeful context for counting.

Link: Tea Party


Counting Handfuls, students consider ways of structuring a collection so that the total can be quickly identified. This task focuses on building counting skills, particularly students' ability to subitise a collection. 

Link: Counting Handfuls

One is Snail, Ten is a Crab

One is a snail, Ten is a Crab YouTube video.

Link: Video -  One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab