**Forward number word sequences**

### Level 0: Emergent

The emergent level characterises children who have not yet developed knowledge of the sequence of number words from one to ten. They may know some of the counting words in correct sequence but cannot consistently count from one to ten.

### Level 1: Initial (10)

At the level of the initial sequence up to ten the forward sequence of numbers from one to ten can be produced but not the word for a number immediately after one in this range.

### Level 2: Intermediate (10)

At the intermediate number word sequence to ten the number word just after a given number word can be produced within this range but only by dropping back to count from one when doing so.

### Level 3: Facile (10)

At the facile number word sequence to ten the number word just after a given number word can be produced within this range without dropping back to count from one.

### Level 4: Facile (30)

When students are facile with number word sequences to thirty the forward sequence of number words from one to thirty can be produced and the number word just after a given number word can be identified within this range without dropping back.

### Level 5: Facile (100)

When students are facile with number word sequences to one hundred, the forward number word sequences can be produced in the range from one to one hundred (or beyond) and the number word just after a given number word can be identified within this range without dropping back.