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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'.
|Year level(s)||Year 2|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||factors, arrays, multiplication, maths investigations, repeated addition|
|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||
MuS5, MuS1, MuS4
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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