Number Basics is built to help pupils develop their foundational maths skills and number sense. It was designed with our youngest learners in mind. Every question has audio read-aloud, and there are a lot of visuals throughout the practice mode as well. When using Number Basics, pupils will be working on the following skills: number recognition, systematic counting, one to one correspondence, quantity comparison, estimation, number patterns and more.

## What are the Steps and Skills in Number Basics?

Pupils progress through each skill (in order). They move to the next skill after they have gotten 90% or higher accuracy on two sessions in a row. Once they have completed all the skills within that step, the next step is unlocked.

### Step 1—Numbers

- Skill 1: I can name the numbers 1–5
- Skill 2: I can name the numbers 5–10
- Skill 3: I can name the numbers 10–20
- Skill 4: I know that numbers can be shown with pictures
- Skill 5: I know that numbers can be shown with pictures and words

### Step 2—How Many?

- Skill 1: I can count 5 or fewer objects
- Skill 2: I can count group of objects between 5 and 10
- Skill 3: I can count a group of objects between 10 and 20
- Skill 4: I know when two groups have an equal number
- Skill 5: I can recognise a group of 10 or fewer dots
- Skill 6: I can count on one ten frame
- Skill 7: I can count on two ten frames

### Step 3—Counting

- Skill 1: I can count to 5
- Skill 2: I can count to 10
- Skill 3: I can count to 20
- Skill 4: I can count on for 10 more
- Skill 5: I can count on between 10 and 100
- Skill 6: I can count backwards from 10
- Skill 7: I can count backwards from 20

### Step 4—Bigger and Smaller

- Skill 1: I can choose the group that has more
- Skill 2: I can choose the group that has less
- Skill 3: I can choose the bigger number
- Skill 4: I can choose the smaller number
- Skill 5: I can estimate a group of objects up to 20
- Skill 6: I can estimate a group of objects up to 100

### Step 5—Number Patterns

- Skill 1: I can tell what number comes next
- Skill 2: I can find the missing number in part of a 100 chart
- Skill 3: I can find the missing number in a whole 100 chart
- Skill 4: I can count by 10s
- Skill 5: I can count by 5s
- Skill 6: I can count by 2s