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reSolve: Multiplication: Domino Arrays

This sequence of two lessons explores multiplicative thinking through the use of arrays where all the parts of the array are not visible. The sequence encourages students to find the total number of items in an array by multiplication rather than counting by ones or skip counting. Connections between area, arrays and multiplication are also made. 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 program.

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Year level(s) Year 3
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords division, written calculations, mental arithmetic, multiplication

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Multiplication and division
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA056 Recall multiplication facts of two, three, five and ten and related division facts
ACMNA057 Represent and solve problems involving multiplication using efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies
National numeracy learning progression Multiplicative strategies - MuS5

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