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reSolve: Authentic Problems: Grandma's Soup
This sequence of four lessons focuses on counting large collections of objects and developing efficient counting strategies. Students explore the ambiguous nature of a 'handful' and investigate how different-sized hands and different grabbing techniques will result in different quantities of macaroni. 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
|counting, number lines, place value, skip counting, numerical order
|Strand and focus
|Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
|Operating with number
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Recognise, represent and order numbers to at least 120 using physical and virtual materials, numerals, number lines and charts
Quantify sets of objects, to at least 120, by partitioning collections into equal groups using number knowledge and skip counting
Number and place value (P4)
Counting processes (P6)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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