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A primary school teacher demonstrates how she selects and uses content and resources that provide connections with students’ prior knowledge or experiences in using money.
This is a Year 2 Mathematics lesson focusing on the concept of money. This lesson builds on the students’ knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and language related to a shopping theme taught in previous lessons. The activities connect to ‘real-life’ situations including the manipulation of notes and coins to make money amounts.
  • What is the value in connecting to students' prior knowledge or experience?
  • How do you cater for the different physical, social and intellectual characteristics of students?