Teacher guide reSolve: Skip Counting: How Many Birds?

TLF ID M021824

This lesson explores counting large groups and building skip counting strategies. Students use their own strategies to work out how many birds are in a picture. They are then encouraged to consider efficient counting strategies and to recount the collection by grouping birds and using skip counting strategies. The lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points, extension activities and student resources such as handouts. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry program.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is extremely valuable for the year 1 mathematics content description about skip counting by twos, fives and tens. Students are engaged in an investigation to count a large collection of birds efficiently, exploring ways to group and partition their count, and encouraged to skip count using fives and tens.
  • The resource is also valuable for supporting the Numeracy general capability. The lesson provides opportunities for students to model, represent, order and use numbers and also to identify, describe and create everyday patterns.
Year level

1

Learning area
  • Mathematics

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
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  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
  • Organization: Australian Academy of Science
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © Australian Government Department of Education and Training 2018. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.