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Teaching Subtraction by Trading – A Maths Lesson Plan for Years 2/3/4

Subtraction with trading

Summary: In this maths lesson plan, students learn to rename/trade when subtracting. There are 2 really good Youtube videos that assist teachers in guiding their instruction, followed up with some differentiated practice. Australian Curriculum Links: Year 3 Mathematics: Recall addition facts for single-digit numbers and related subtraction facts to develop increasingly efficient mental strategies for computation (ACMNA055) Maths Lesson Plan: ... Read More »

A week worth of recount writing lessons – Years 1/2/3

Recount writing - big babies

Summary: This unit of work helps students to produce brief written recounts that clearly relate ideas and information. It provides an opportunity to plan, write and review recount writing processes. Australian Curriculum Links: The English curriculum is composed around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Writing and representing program aims to balance and integrate all three strands. ... Read More »

Addition and Subtraction: A lesson in Trading/Renaming

Addition with trading

Summary: In this maths lesson plan, students use games on Studyladder, MAB and decks of cards to reinforce trading/renaming when adding and subtracting numbers. Australian Curriculum Links: Year 3 Mathematics: Recall addition facts for single-digit numbers and related subtraction facts to develop increasingly efficient mental strategies for computation (ACMNA055) Lesson: Orientation 5 minutes Focus: Students attention to activities set out at ... Read More »

Silly Sentence Art Lesson for Years F/1/2

Silly Sentence Art Lesson

Summary: This is an engaging art lesson that caters for student diversity, individuality and allows each student to create a unique artwork providing them with the opportunity to reflect on their artistic ability. Australian Curriculum Links: Visual Art – Foundation to Year 2: Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks (ACAVAM107) Create and display ... Read More »

Year 6 History Unit – Australia as a Nation

Australia as a Nation

Summary: This history unit of work is aimed for a year six class and is on the topic of Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Australia as a Nation. The content descriptor that correlates to this unit of work is as follows: Key figures and events that led to Australia’s Federation, including British and American influences on Australia’s system of law ... Read More »

Teaching Renaming/Trading – A multiplication lesson on using 2 digit numbers

2 Digit Multiplication Game

Summary: After playing an interactive game online, students explore the concept of multiplying with a 2-digit number. Initially the teacher models with MAB and on the board using a grid and then the students go off and continue working. Australian Curriculum Links: Year 3 Recall multiplication facts of two, three, five and ten and related division facts (ACMNA056) Represent and solve ... Read More »

Recalling Multiplication Facts – A lesson on using arrays with multiplication in years 2/3/4

The array game

Summary: In this lesson, students explore the concept of arrays through an enjoyable game that is played with 2 dice, but can be modified to extend more able students. The teacher has many teaching moments to discuss strategies for multiplication, such as repeated addition, skip-counting, doubling and many more. A great starter for any multiplication lesson. Australian Curriculum Links: Year ... Read More »

Teaching Fractions: A Lesson in Understanding the Whole for 2/3/4

Fraction Strips

Summary: In this lesson, students explore learning about fractions and their multiples through hands-on activities. They learn about the concept of a whole number and model their understandings. Australian Curriculum Links: Year 3 Maths: Model and represent unit fractions including 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/5 and their multiples to a complete whole (ACMNA058). WALT: In this lesson the learners will: Explore fractions ... Read More »