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Dot card talk 2

Find out ways to use dot cards as a way to justify and reason. This resource draws on students' use of multiplicative thinking and strategies before introducing a written task.

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Year level(s) Year 2, Year 3
Audience Teacher, Student
Purpose Teaching resource, Student task
Format Video
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Targeted teaching
Keywords Dot cards, Number Multiplication, Number talk, Arrays, Repeated addition, Partitioning, Reasoning, Understanding, Fluency, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding
Topics Multiplication and division
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA031 Recognise and represent multiplication as repeated addition, groups and arrays
ACMNA057 Represent and solve problems involving multiplication using efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies
National numeracy learning progression Multiplicative strategies - MuS5, MuS6

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