This resource addresses Year 2 Australian Curriculum Mathematics content.

Content descriptions and elaborations

Numbers and algebra

Number and place value

Content description:

Investigate number sequences, initially those increasing and decreasing by twos, threes, fives and ten from any starting point, then moving to other sequences (ACMNA026)


  • recognising patterns in number sequences, such as adding 10 always results in the same final digit

Content description:

Solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of efficient mental and written strategies (ACMNA030)


  • becoming fluent with a range of mental strategies for addition and subtraction problems, such as commutativity for addition, building to 10, doubles, 10 facts and adding 10
  • modelling and representing simple additive situations using materials such as 10 frames, 20 frames and empty number lines

Content description:

Recognise and represent division as grouping into equal sets and solve simple problems using these representations (ACMNA032)


  • dividing the class or a collection of objects into equal-sized groups
  • identifying the difference between dividing a set of objects into three equal groups and dividing the same set of objects into groups of three

Fractions and decimals

Content description:

Recognise and interpret common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections (ACMNA033)


  • recognising that sets of objects can be partitioned in different ways to demonstrate fractions

Money and financial mathematics

Content description:

Count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value (ACMNA034)


  • identifying equivalent values in collections of coins or notes, such as two five-cent coins having the same value as one 10-cent coin
  • counting collections of coins or notes to make up a particular value, such as that shown on a price tag

Patterns and algebra

Content description:

Describe patterns with numbers and identify missing elements (ACMNA035)


  • describing a pattern created by skip counting and representing the pattern on a number line
  • investigating features of number patterns resulting from adding twos, fives or 10s

General capabilities


Word Knowledge

Students develop an understanding of related vocabulary such as banknotes, coins, holey dollar, sharing, change, money, purchase, buy, dollars, cents, value.

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing

  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts


Estimating and calculating with whole numbers

  • Estimate and calculate
  • Use money
  • Understand and use numbers in context

Critical and creative thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas

  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Intercultural understanding

Interacting and empathising with others

  • Communicate across cultures
  • Recognising culture and developing respect
  • Investigate culture and cultural identity

Personal and social capabilities

Students develop personal and social skills through play, interaction and the enactment of the real world experience of shopping.

Cross-curriculum priorities

Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

Understanding of the similarities and differences of Australian and Asian coins and banknotes.