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Fay’s Nines

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

Work with numbers to explore different ways of solving mathematical scenarios

Numeracy Focus: Developing number sense

This engaging task requires students to arrange nine digits (1-9) to make three 3-digit numbers whose sum is 999.

The investigation builds fluency as students generate different solutions by flexibly interchanging digits to work towards building a total of 999.

The task also encourages reasoning and understanding as students begin to recognise and explain why certain numbers need to appear in certain places.

Stage: Level 4 to 8

This resource supports:

Proficiency  

  • Fluency

HITS – Numeracy

  • Structuring lessons

Cross-curricular

  • Science

Audience

  • Teachers

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Plan
  • Teach

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Reflective Prompt

How can this task be adapted for 2 digits? 

How can this task be adapted for different learners?

Reflective Prompt

How can this task be adapted for 2 digits? 

How can this task be adapted for different learners?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to support children and young people’s fluency?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to support children and young people’s fluency?

Attention Global2 users: Department-funding for Global2 is being discontinued.

The Department of Education and Training will not be funding the use of Global2 past the end of the current contract on 31st of December 2020.

Please refer to FUSE for further details on the discontinuation of funding and transition options available for schools.