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reSolve: Authentic Problems: Bunches of Balloons

This sequence of three lessons introduces division and multiplication through the context of decorating a room with clusters of balloons. Students carry out an inquiry using a variety of processes associated with multiplication and division such as grouping concrete objects, arrays, repeated addition and skip counting. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry special topic 'Authentic Problems'.

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Year level(s) Year 2
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords factors, arrays, multiplication, maths investigations, repeated addition

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Addition and subtraction, Multiplication and division, Operating with number
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA031 Recognise and represent multiplication as repeated addition, groups and arrays
ACMNA032 Recognise and represent division as grouping into equal sets and solve simple problems using these representations
National numeracy learning progression Multiplicative strategies - MuS5, MuS1, MuS4

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reSolve Maths by Inquiry

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