Count Us In

Through two puppet monsters, Dodly and Flynn, animations, songs and rhymes, Count Us In takes young viewers through a lively and fun exploration of mathematics topics. Areas covered follow mathematic curriculum content strands investigating pattern, number, measurement and chance and data. Suitable for Lower Primary school students.
VOLUME 1
Ep 1 - Comparing and Classifying
Animated segments re-inforce and develop different techniques for comparing the size of groups including subitisation, matching, counting and knowledge of numbers.
Ep 2 - Patterning
The program focuses on identifying and reading patterns, copying patterns, continuing patterns and copying the same pattern with different media.
Ep 3 - Counting
Key aspects of counting explored include one to one correspondence, counting on and counting back.
Ep 4 - Ordinal Number
The puppets and other segments encourage viewers to identify and name places in sequence and to give thought to the start point and the direction of the sequence, identify and matching ordinal numbers to cardinal number, and solve problems using ordinal number.
Ep 5 - Representing Number 1 - 5
The mathematical focus is how numbers can be communicated and includes linking the different representations of number, and developing an appreciation of the part/part/whole relationship of numbers.
VOLUME 2
Ep 6 - Representing Number 6 - 10
As in program five the emphasis in representing numbers 6 - 10 is on linking the different representations of number, and developing an appreciation of the part/part/whole relationship of numbers.
Ep 7 - Addition
Segments include identifying the two numbers which have to be combined, adding one to achieve the next counting number, and adding using doubles.
Ep 8 - Subtraction
The program explores the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction; and linking subtraction to the counting sequence.
Ep 9 - Data
Aspects of data explored include generating questions, and predicting answers, sorting and classifying, representing data, and interpreting data.
Ep 10 - Time
Segments include informal measurement of time, the need for accurate time measurements, and the differences between digital and analog clocks.
VOLUME 3
Ep 11 - Numbers
Includes different ways to record numbers, the idea that numbers have evolved, eg. what did the numeral 3 once look like, and introduction to contemporary numerals other than Hindu-Arabic, ie. Bungla (from Bangladesh).
Ep 12 - Chance
The program includes making predictions based on an understanding of possible outcomes, making decisions based on predictions; and understanding that in some chance situations, outcomes can be influenced.
Ep 13 - Halves
It encourages the understanding of half as a mathematical concept, and the use of symmetry to determine half.
Ep 14 - Length
The program starts with identifying the attribute of length including width and height. It also looks at the conservation of length, establishing a gauge to describe and communicate length, using informal multiple and then single units to measure length, and using body parts to measure and develop an appreciation of the need for a common unit.
Ep 15 - Volume (liquid)
This program looks at the attribute of capacity, ie. how much a container can hold, full and empty (and overflow), the conservation of capacity, and the use of informal multiple and single units to measure capacity.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

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Production Year: 
1999
Duration: 
15 x 15mins
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