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First, then, now

This guide provides guidance and prompts for addition and subtraction. It also introduces properties of shapes using concrete materials including pattern blocks and tangrams.

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Year level(s) Foundation
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Explicit teaching
Keywords tangrams, counting, spatial reasoning, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Space
Topics Addition and subtraction, Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Represent practical situations involving addition, subtraction and quantification with physical and virtual materials and use counting or subitising strategies

Describe the position and location of themselves and objects in relation to other people and objects within a familiar space

Numeracy progression Additive strategies (P2)
Counting processes (P2)
Number and place value (P3)
Positioning and locating (P1)

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