Uses everyday informal oral language or highly familiar and simple written
representation to communicate simple mathematical information

SUPPORT

CONTEXT

TEXT COMPLEXITY

TASK COMPLEXITY

Works alongside an expert/
mentor where prompting and
advice can be provided

Highly familiar contexts
Concrete and immediate

Very restricted range of
contexts

Short and simple
Highly explicit purpose

Limited, highly familiar
vocabulary

Concrete tasks of 1 or 2 steps

Processes include locating,
recognising

FOCUS AREA:

PERFORMANCE FEATURES INCLUDE:

Written mathematical
language

– Writes numbers and monetary amounts into the 100s

Oral mathematical
language

– Uses common, everyday, informal language and gestures to convey numeracy-based
information and processing, e.g. language of position such as up, down, behind, right, left,
over, through; comparative language such as taller, heavier, hotter, smaller; and language of
shape, size or colour such as straight, curved, square, circle, triangle

Complexity of
mathematical symbolism,
representation and
conventions

– Uses simple and informal symbolism, diagrams and conventions relevant to the mathematical
knowledge of the level, e.g.: