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Super shapes

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.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Student, Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Video
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Concrete Representational Abstract model, Targeted teaching
Keywords addition, multiplication, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Algebra, Build understanding
Topics Addition and subtraction, Multiplication and division, Operating with number
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA123 Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve problems involving all four operations with whole numbers
National numeracy learning progression Additive strategies
Multiplicative strategies
Number patterns and algebraic thinking - NPA7

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