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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.

Additional details

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, Geometry
Topics Addition and subtraction, Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics content descriptions

Represent practical situations to model addition and sharing


Describe position and movement

National numeracy learning progression Additive strategies - AdS5, AdS4
Understanding geometric properties - UGP1, UGP2

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