Stage Four: Advanced Counting (Counting On)
Students at this stage understand that the end number in a counting sequence measures the whole set and can relate the addition or subtraction of objects to the for- ward and backward number sequences by ones, tens, etc. For example, instead of counting all objects to solve 6 + 5, the student recognises that “6” represents all six objects and counts on from there: “7 , 8 , 9, 10, 11.”

Students at this stage also have the ability to co-ordinate equivalent counts, such as “10, 20, 30, 40, 50,” to get $50 in $10 notes. This is the beginning of grouping to solve multiplication and division problems.


Number & Fact Wheels - a resource where students show their understandings of number knowledge and strategies related to numbers.

Figure It Out Games List - a list of the Figure It Out activities related to each operational domain