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Dot card talk 1

Uses dot cards as a way to justify and reason. Students are asked to justify their answer explaining their reasoning and using evidence to their support thinking.

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Year level(s) Foundation, Year 1
Audience Student, Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Student task
Format Video
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Targeted teaching
Keywords dot cards, number talk, number multiplication, arrays, repeated addition, partitioning, reasoning, understanding, fluency, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number, Build understanding
Topics Place value, Addition and subtraction
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions

Quantify sets of objects, to at least 120, by partitioning collections into equal groups using number knowledge and skip counting

Recognise and name the number of objects within a collection up to 5 using subitising

Numeracy progression Counting processes (P6)
Number and place value (P2, P4)

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