# Building understanding through effective questioning and modelling

This resource discusses different types of questions and suggests ways for teachers to extend their repertoire of questions. It also provides examples of teachers thinking aloud.

Year level(s) Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching strategies
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning

## Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Space
Topics Transformation
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M5N09
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving additive and multiplicative situations including financial contexts; formulate the problems, choosing operations and efficient calculation strategies, using digital tools where appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation

AC9M6N09
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems, involving rational numbers and percentages, including in financial contexts; formulate the problems, choosing operations and efficient calculation strategies, and using digital tools where appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation, justifying the choices made

AC9M7N09
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving rational numbers and percentages, including financial contexts; formulate problems, choosing representations and efficient calculation strategies, using digital tools as appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation, justifying choices made about the representation

AC9M8A03
Use mathematical modelling to solve applied problems involving linear relations , including financial contexts; formulate problems with linear functions, choosing a representation; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation, reviewing the appropriateness of the model

Numeracy progression Additive strategies (P8, P9, P10)
Interpreting fractions (P8)
Multiplicative strategies (P6, P8, P9)
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P7)
Proportional thinking (P2)
Understanding money (P7, P8)