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Primary mathematics: open-ended tasks

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'open-ended tasks' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use investigations in order ...

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Mental computation: basic facts - multiplication and division

This is a teacher resource that is part of a wider series; it develops a structured strategies-based approach to mental computation of single-digit multiplication and related division facts at lower primary level. It provides 22 engaging classroom activities that will stimulate students to use appropriate mental-computation ...

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Multiplication and division

Use these resources to develop your students' understanding and use of efficient strategies for multiplication and solving problems in authentic situations. Develop strategies for a sound basis of skip counting and other examples of repeated addition. Investigate division by sharing quantities (partition) then by repeated ...

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The number partner: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains strategies for breaking up numbers into pairs of smaller numbers, eg 15 = 11 + 4. Work through examples of whole number pairs and sample questions. Apply these principles to solve additions or subtractions.

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The array

Use an array-building tool to help solve multiplications. Explore strategies to break up multiplications. Create and solve easy multiplications such as 9x3. Examine relationships between rows, columns and areas in arrays.

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The array: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains strategies for solving simple multiplications in your head such as 6x4. Work through sample questions and instructions explaining how to break up numbers into their factors. Solve multiplications by using arrays to break them up into rows and columns, then ...

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The difference bar: make your own hard subtractions

Learn how to split up numbers in your head. Use a linear partitioning tool to help find the difference between pairs of two-digit numbers such as 27 and 86. Choose your own pairs of numbers. Split the numbers into parts that are easy to work with, work out each part and then solve the original calculation. This learning ...

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The difference bar: generate hard subtractions

Learn how to split up numbers in your head. Use a linear partitioning tool to help find the difference between pairs of two-digit numbers such as 25 and 44. In most of these examples, the difference is greater than ten. Split the numbers into parts that are easy to work with, work out each part and then solve the original ...

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The difference bar: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains how to split up numbers in your head when finding the difference between two numbers such as 26 and 73. Work through sample questions and instructions explaining how to use linear partitioning techniques. Find the difference between pairs of numbers. Split ...

Interactive resource

Design a school

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a school. Using a 10x10 grid, design areas for four regions (library, car park, lawn and canteen) based on the percentages given. Assign the area for an additional two regions, using percentages of your choice. Use a number line to indicate the equivalent fractions for two regions. ...

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Playground percentages

Help a town planner to design two site plans for a school. Assign regions on a 10x10 grid for different uses such as a playground, canteen, car park or lawn. Calculate the percentage of the total site used for each region. Use a number line to display fractions and equivalent fractions.

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Area counting with Coco

Find the area of rectangles on a grid. Explore how the formula works for finding a rectangle's area. First, estimate the area of a chosen rectangle or compound rectangular shape on a grid. Second, work out the correct formula for finding area by placing rows and columns of squares inside the rectangles. Then, compare the ...

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Circus towers: rectangular prisms

Work out how many acrobats are needed to form towers in the shape of rectangular prisms. Start by building a prism with twelve acrobats: six acrobats in the base layer and six acrobats standing on their shoulders. Examine a table and graph of the total number of acrobats in the towers. Predict the number of acrobats needed ...

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Arrays: word problems with products from 35 to 64

Read a number problem and think about how to solve it. For example, when 54 is divided by a number, the answer is 10 with a remainder of 4. Write the problem as a multiplication or division number sentence with a missing number. Think about multiplication or division facts to find the missing number. Test your answer by ...

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Arrays: word problems with products from 10 to 30

Read a number problem and think about how to solve it. For example, when 13 is divided by a number, the answer is 6 with a remainder of 1. Write the problem as a multiplication or division number sentence with a missing number. Think about multiplication or division facts to find the missing number. Test your answer by ...

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Arrays: word problems with products from 30 to 50

Read a number problem and think about how to solve it. For example, when 38 is divided by a number, the answer is 7 with a remainder of 3. Write the problem as a multiplication or division number sentence with a missing number. Think about multiplication or division facts to find the missing number. Test your answer by ...

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Pobble arrays: make multiples

Help creatures to line up and walk through gates. Make equal rows and columns. For example, start with 17 pobbles. Predict whether the number can be divided into an equal number of rows. If not, add or subtract pobbles to make a number that will work. Check your prediction. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Pobble arrays: find a factor

Help creatures to line up and walk through gates in equal rows and columns. Look at the given numbers of pobbles and gates, and enter the number of rows. For example, predict how many equal rows of pobbles are needed to fit 12 of them through four gates. Check your prediction. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Pobble arrays: find two factors

Help creatures to line up and walk through gates in equal rows and columns. Look at the given number of pobbles, and enter the number of gates and rows. For example, predict how many equal rows of pobbles are needed to fit 12 of them through four gates. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Arrays: factor families

Make equal rows and columns to explore how numbers can be broken up into factors. For example, the number 24 can be expressed as 12x2 or 2x12, and therefore, it can be divided equally using its factors 12 and 2. Identify a missing factor to complete a factor family. Solve four expressions: two multiplication and two division ...