The Aboriginal Number System in Year 6!

Today, the children looked at how Maths was communicated during the Aboriginal time period using hand gestures and body parts. To many Australians, the Aboriginal number system is preferred because of Australia’s identity with its Aboriginal past. There are many Aboriginal languages but we are basing ours on the Wotjoballuk number system (Hand gestures)

Below are the children using independent research to create iMovies on the number system! Look at the gestures they have created!

Challenge: Can you recite the aboriginal numbers off by heart using the gestures? Also, can you create calculations using gestures? How would 5 and 6 be presented?

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