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This lesson sequence aims to develop students’ understanding of the order of operations in number sequences. The teachers have structured the sequence to ensure that students develop a deep understanding of core concepts and the use of mathematical language. The purposeful selection of resources scaffolds learning by engaging students in the application of knowledge.
This series of Mathematics tasks was planned for Year 6 students in a metropolitan government primary school. The learning tasks were developed by a team of teachers to target students’ conceptual understandings related to the order of operations in number sentences. The task design process used by the teachers involved them discussing the concept, observing students engaged in learning related to the concept, then developing strategies to further the students’ learning.
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Offline packages - Number sentences