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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||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||positive integers, subitising, number patterns, counting|
|Strand and focus||Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Integers, Properties of number|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving from any starting point
Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond
Subitise small collections of objects
|National numeracy learning progression||
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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