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reSolve: Multiplication: Making Robots
This sequence of lessons introduces the key idea of multiplication as a Cartesian product, using the language of 'for each'. Students explore the total number of different robots that can be made using three heads, three bodies and three feet. The students represent the different combinations for the robots as array. The sequence is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, discussion points and student resources such as templates and card sets. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.
|Year level(s)||Year 2|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||arrays, repeated addition, combinations, permutations, multiplication|
|Strand and focus||Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Addition and subtraction, Multiplication and division, Operating with number|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMNA031 Recognise and represent multiplication as repeated addition, groups and arrays
|National numeracy learning progression||
MuS5, MuS1, MuS4
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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