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reSolve: Multiplication: The Tiler

This task explores arrays through the context of a tiling a courtyard. Students are given the total cost of tiling a courtyard and use this to calculate the price for individual tiles. They then explore the cost of different tiling designs to determine if one is cheaper than another. 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 4
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords division, multiplication, arrays

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Multiplication and division
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA082 Solve word problems by using number sentences involving multiplication or division where there is no remainder
ACMNA075 Recall multiplication facts up to 10 × 10 and related division facts
ACMNA076 Develop efficient mental and written strategies and use appropriate digital technologies for multiplication and for division where there is no remainder
National numeracy learning progression Multiplicative strategies - MuS5, MuS6

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