Blown Away - PlayStation Move

Syllabus Outcomes
Outcomes

Early Stage 1 Outcomes (2012)

NES1.1 Counts To 30, and orders, reads and represents numbers in the range 0 to 20

NES1.3 Groups, shares and counts collections of objects, describes using everyday language and records using informal methods 

Life Skills 7-10 Outcomes (2012)

NLS.2 Counts objects

NLS.10 Uses strategies for multiplication and division

 

HSC Life Skills 11-12 Outcomes (2007)

1.4 Understands and uses ordinal terms

1.2 Recognises, matches and sorts concrete objects to represent numbers

 

Links to the Australian Curriculum

Early Stage 1 Outcomes (2012)

MAe-6NA Groups, shares and counts collections of objects, describes using everyday language, and records using informal methods

MAe-4NA Counts to 30, and orders, reads and represents numbers in the range 0 to 20

Life Skills 7-10 Outcomes (2012)

MALS-6NA Reads and represents numbers

MALS-11NA Selects and uses strategies for multiplication and division

HSC Life Skills 11-12 Outcomes (2007)

N/A

Indicators

  • Use 1:1 correspondence to count objects to 10.
  • Group objects into a given amount.
  • Recognise a group of objects.

 

Introduction:

1. Use 1:1 correspondence to count objects to 10 / Recognise a group of objects: Connect the PlayStation Move and load ‘Start the Party’. Select the game ‘Bloown Away’. Demonstrate the use of this game and how to play whilst also giving key instructions.  Give each student a turn in experiencing how to use the wand as a fan and manoeuvre the chicks into each nest. While a student is playing have other students count the chicks as they are placed in the nest. Pause the game at appropriate times to allow students the opportunity to count the chicks on the screen. Ask questions like ‘Can you show me the nest that has 2 chicks?’

 

Exploration:

1. Use 1:1 correspondence to count objects to 10 / Recognise a group of objects: Use large printed numbers to 10 (see relevant section in resource appendix) to reinforce student understanding of numbers from 0 to 10. Can students select the correct numeral when asked? When students are successfully selecting numbers from 0 to 10 independently move to a Smart Notebook activity. Students are required to count the number of chicks in each nest and select the correct number. Add in extra chicks as needed. 

 

2. Groups objects into a given amount / Recognise a group of objects: Students complete a Smart Notebook activity. In the activity students: copy groups of, match groups of, select groups of and make groups of chicks. When students are moving chicks to a nest encourage them to count out loud. If necessary count with the students as they point to a chick.  

 

Conclusion

1. Groups objects into a given amount / Recognise a group of objects: Following on from the Notebook activity return to the PlayStation Move. Make the game slightly more challenging by asking students to put a certain number of chicks (maximum amount before a nest is reset is 3) into a specific nest. For example “I want you to put 2 chicks into this nest”. Note: you may decide to teach this part of the lesson once the students are comfortable in operating the PlayStation wand where they can move chicks to a nest successfully on a regular basis. Students complete individual activity at their desks which summarises the key concepts of the lesson (see relevant section in resource appendix). 

 

2. Use 1:1 correspondence to count objects to 10: Students return to their individual workspaces to complete individual task based on those concepts addressed during the Notebook activity. 

 

Assessment

The student will:

 

Indicator: Use 1:1 correspondence to count to objects to 10. 


  • Counts objects to 3 and stops at the appropriate number
  • Counts objects to 5 and stops at the appropriate number
  • Counts objects to 10 and stops at the appropriate number

 

Indicator: Group objects into a given amount / Recognise a group of objects. 


  • Make a group of any number of objects
  • Make a group of 3 chicks
  • Make a group of 5 chicks
  • Make a group of 10 chicks
  • Label a group of 3 objects using the correct numeral
  • Label a group of 5 objects using the correct numeral
  • Label a group of 10 objects using the correct numeral

 

Extension Activities

Have students add two groups of objects together to find the total amount.