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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.

Year level(s) Foundation
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords positive integers, subitising, number patterns, counting

## Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Integers, Properties of number
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9MFN01

Name, represent and order numbers including zero to at least 20, using physical and virtual materials and numerals

AC9MFN02
Recognise and name the number of objects within a collection up to 5 using subitising

AC9MFN03
Quantify and compare collections to at least 20 using counting and explain or demonstrate reasoning

Numeracy progression Counting processes (P4)
Number and place value (P2, P3)