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Models strategies for approaching problems where multiplicative thinking and algebraic reasoning are required. Invites students to discover values of other shapes in each of the problems.
|Year level(s)||Year 6|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Concrete Representational Abstract model, Targeted teaching|
|Keywords||addition, multiplication, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Algebra, Build understanding|
|Topics||Addition and subtraction, Multiplication and division, Operating with number|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems, involving rational numbers and percentages, including in financial contexts; formulate the problems, choosing operations and efficient calculation strategies, and using digital tools where appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation, justifying the choices made
Additive strategies (P9)
Multiplicative strategies (P8)
Understanding money (P8)
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