5: Early Additive - Multiplication and Division

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At the car park there are 12 cars in each row. How many cars would there be in five rows?


Student: Twelve plus twelve equals twenty-four. Twenty-four plus twenty-four equals forty-eight. Forty-eight and twelve more makes sixty.

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At the Early Additive stage, students have begun to recognise that numbers are abstract units that can be treated simultaneously as wholes or can be partitioned and recombined. This is called part-whole thinking.