
RGrade R Standards
Top Mathematicians

Data Handling

R.DH.1.1
Collect and organise objects
• Collect and sort everyday physical objects. 

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R.DH.2.1
Represent sorted collection of objects
• Draw a picture of collected objects. 

R.DH.3.1
Discuss and report on sorted collection of objects
• Answer questions about
 how the collection was sorted
 the drawing of the collection 

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R.DH.1.1

Measurement

R.MT.1.1
Passing of time
• Talk about the passing of time
 Talk about things that happen during the day and things that happen during the night
 Learners sequence events that happen to them during the day
 Order regular events from their own lives 

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R.MT.2.1
Length. Informal measuring
• Compare and order the length, height or width of two or more objects by placing them next to each other. Use language to talk about the comparison e.g. longer, shorter, taller, wider 

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R.MT.3.1
Mass. Informal measuring
• Compare and order the mass of two or more objects by feeling them or using a balancing scale
• Use language to talk about comparison e.g. light, heavy, lighter, heavier 

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R.MT.4.1
Capacity/ Volume. Informal measuring
• Compare and order the amount of liquid (volume) in two containers placed next to each other. Learners check by pouring into a third container if necessary
• Compare and order the amount of liquid that two containers can hold if filled (capacity)
• Use language to talk about comparison e.g. more than, less than, full, empty 

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R.MT.1.1

Patterns, Functions and Algebra

R.PFA.2.1.1
Copy and extend
• Copy and extend simple patterns using physical objects and drawings (e.g. using colours and shapes). 

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R.PFA.2.1.1

Numbers, Operations and Relationships

R.NOR.1.1.1
Count concrete objects
• Estimate and count to at least 10 everyday objects reliably. 

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R.NOR.1.11.1
Develop an awareness of South African coins and bank notes


R.NOR.1.13.1
Solve verbally stated addition and subtraction problems with solutions up to 10


R.NOR.1.16.1
Mental mathematics. Number concept: Range 10
• Each activity commences with mental maths:
 Counting everyday objects
 Counting forwards and backwards
 Ordinal counting
 Clap hands many/few times
 Which claps are most/least/more/fewer
 Which number comes before/after/between 

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R.NOR.1.2.1
Count forwards and backwards in ones from 1 to 10.

R.NOR.1.2.2
Count forwards and backwards. Use number rhymes and songs.


R.NOR.1.2.3
Count forwards and backwards. Say and use number names in familiar context.


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R.NOR.1.3.1
Recognise, identify and read numbers
• Recognise, identify and read number symbols 1 to 10
• Recognise, identify and read number names 1 to 10 

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R.NOR.1.4.1
Describe, compare and order collection of objects up to 10.
• Describe whole numbers up to 10
• Compare which of two given collection of objects is big, small, smaller than, greater than, more than, less than, equal to, most, least, fewer up 10.
• Order more than two given collections of objects from smallest to greatest up to 10. 

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R.NOR.1.4.2
Use ordinal numbers to show order, place or position
• Develop an awareness of ordinal numbers e.g. first, second, third up to sixth and last 

R.NOR.1.6.1
Problemsolving techniques. Use the following techniques up to 10:
• concrete apparatus e.g. counters
• physical number ladder 

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R.NOR.1.7.1
Addition and subtraction. Solve word problems (story sums) in context and explain own solution to problems involving addition and subtraction with answers up to 10.


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R.NOR.1.9.1
Grouping and sharing leading to division. Solve and explain solutions to word problems in context (story sums) that involve equal sharing, grouping with whole numbers up to 10 and answers that may include remainders.


R.NOR.1.1.1

Space and Shape (Geometry)

R.G.3.1.1
Position, orientation and views. Language of position
• Describe the position of one object in relation to another e.g. on top of, in front of, behind, left, right, up, down, next to. 

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R.G.3.1.2
Position, orientation and views. Position and directions
• Follow directions to move around the classroom 

R.G.3.2.1
Range of objects
• Recognise and name 3D objects in the classroom
 ball shapes,
 box shapes 

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R.G.3.2.2
Features of objects
• Describe, sort and compare 3D objects in terms of:
 size
 colour
 objects that roll
 objects that slide 

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R.G.3.2.3
Focussed activities
• Use 3D objects such as building blocks, recycling material etc, to construct composite objects e.g. towers, bridges etc 

R.G.3.3.1
Recognise, identifies and names twodimensional shapes in the classroom and in pictures, including:
• Learners Symbols
• Class name 

R.G.3.4.1
Symmetry
• Recognise symmetry in own body 

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R.G.3.1.1