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Throughout this inquiry students will develop an understanding of division and be introduced to the concept of commutativity. Students learn to recognise the impact that flipping an equation has on the overal outcome. Students work with multiplication and division equations to determine equations which equal the same number, identifying patterns and commonalities.

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Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Student, Teacher
Purpose Content knowledge, Student task, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies, Evidence-based approaches
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Growth mindset, Mathematics investigation, Metacognitive strategies, Questioning, Worked examples
Keywords division, multiplication, mental arithmetic, written calculations

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections English, Numeracy, Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Integers, Multiplication and division, Operating with number
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
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

Numeracy progression Additive strategies (P8)
Multiplicative strategies (P8)
Understanding money (P8)

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