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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'.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|factors, arrays, multiplication, maths investigations, repeated addition
|Strand and focus
|Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
|Addition and subtraction, Multiplication and division, Operating with number
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Multiply and divide by one-digit numbers using repeated addition, equal grouping, arrays, and partitioning to support a variety of calculation strategies
Multiplicative strategies (P5)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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