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‘I Can’ Statements – Numeracy (Lower Primary)

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57 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: 1 - 2

A set of 129 ‘I can’ statement cards focusing on numeracy for lower primary.

This set of ‘I can’ statement cards are designed to help students develop numeracy skills. The statements help students to reflect upon their work and become more responsible for their own learning.

Maths topics covered:

  • Number and Place Value
  • Fractions
  • Money
  • Patterns and Algebra
  • Units of Measurement
  • Shape
  • Location and Transformation
  • Data Representation and Interpretation
  • Chance.

Print, laminate and stick a small magnetic strip to the back so they can be stuck on to your classroom whiteboard. Blank cards are also included for personalised ‘I can’ statements.

How to use this resource:

  • Use the ‘I can’ statements as weekly classroom goals. Once the class has achieved their ‘I can’ statement, stick all of the statements on a display board as a reminder of the goals they have achieved.
  • Use the ‘I can’ statements during small group activities. Each group will have an ‘I can’ statement they are working towards.
  • Print out sets of the ‘I can’ statements to be used for individual students. Stick their own ‘I can’ statement on their desk to remind them of what they are working towards in numeracy.

Please note, this resource is a large file so may take a little longer to download.

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  • Kaitlyn Dunstone

    These are brilliant! Thank you so much!!

    Comment by Kaitlyn Dunstone on November 5, 2015 at 4:17 pm


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Kaitlyn,
      Thanks again for your kind words. We are glad you like this resource.
      -Holly

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on November 8, 2015 at 3:05 pm


  • Julie Matthews

    Fantastic!

    Comment by Julie Matthews on November 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Julie,
      Thanks for you feedback.
      -Holly

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on November 8, 2015 at 3:06 pm


  • Emma

    These are great! Just curious where the I can statements evolved from? Are they continuum based/ACARA?

    Comment by Emma on November 15, 2015 at 9:34 pm


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Emma,
      Thank you for your kind words. The ‘I can’ statements have been developed using the standards of the Australian Curriculum as a guide.
      -Holly

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on November 16, 2015 at 6:30 am


  • Jonathan Fisher

    These are great! Would it be possible to have them rearranged in a grid that would on A3 pieces of paper? I am a maths coordinator and would love to have these as take-homes for families to stick on their fridge so they know what their children are aiming for in the academic year. Would it also be possible to have these arranged by year group?

    Comment by Jonathan Fisher on February 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm


    • Jill (Teach Starter) Jill (Teach Starter)

      Hi Jonathan,

      Thanks for your comment and suggestions. Please feel free to request these changes here https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ and if it receives the most votes, we will happily complete it for you.

      Kind regards,
      Jill

      Official comment by Jill (Teach Starter) on February 25, 2016 at 3:52 pm


  • Rachel Khattab

    Is it possible to have a range in the I can statements for counting forwards and backwards from 30 and recognising numbers. And a beyond 100 page.
    I am hoping to have complete sets for 10,20,30,50,100 and beyond 100.
    Thanks

    Comment by Rachel Khattab on July 25, 2018 at 6:58 am


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Rachel, we do have a collection of ‘I can’statements for mathematics, including a middle years set that may help with what you are after. Here is the link – http://teachstart.co/1MJAgmP. If this is still not what you are after, please feel free to make a change request to this resource by using the options at the bottom of the page.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on July 26, 2018 at 7:50 am


  • Mary-Ellen Evans

    Hi,
    I was wondering if these could be made as an editable resource so I can change some of the wording to suit the school I am currently at? We use proficiency scales at school for maths and these would be very helpful.

    Thank you.

    Comment by Mary-Ellen Evans on September 10, 2018 at 1:21 pm


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Mary-Ellen, thanks for your suggestion. Please feel free to put in a change request and our team can look into this further for you. You can make a change request in the selections at the bottom of this page.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on September 14, 2018 at 6:55 am


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