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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 content descriptions
ACMNA001

Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving from  any starting point

ACMNA002

Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond

ACMNA003

Subitise small collections of objects

National numeracy learning progression Quantifying numbers - QuN1, QuN2

Organisation

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