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reSolve: Counting: Handfuls
This lesson focuses on building students' counting skills, particularly their ability to subitise a collection (recognise the number of items in a group without the need to count them). Students consider ways of structuring a collection so that the total can be quickly identified. They explore different arrangements for numbers and are given opportunities to explore skip counting, addition and partitioning. The lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, discussion points and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|positive integers, subitising, number patterns, counting
|Strand and focus
|Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
|Integers, Properties of number
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Name, represent and order numbers including zero to at least 20, using physical and virtual materials and numerals
Recognise and name the number of objects within a collection up to 5 using subitising
Quantify and compare collections to at least 20 using counting and explain or demonstrate reasoning
Counting processes (P4)
Number and place value (P2, P3)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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