A project where students use imperial and customary units to measure popcorn poppers and the popcorn they produce.
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This teaching resource is a project that teaches students how to measure popcorn using imperial and customary units, including ounces, pounds and cups. Students will study different-sized popcorn poppers and use their mathematical knowledge to determine which will meet the demand for popcorn at a popular movie cinema.
In this project, students will learn and engage with:
- imperial units
- statistical graphs
- researching ideas and using prior knowledge
- stimulus comprehension
- number knowledge including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
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Australian Curriculum alignment
Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures
Select and trial methods for data collection, including survey questions and recording sheets
Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass
Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables
Solve word problems by using number sentences involving multiplication or division where there is no remainder
Construct suitable data displays, with and without the use of digital technologies, from given or collected data. Include tables, column graphs and picture graphs where one picture can represent many data values
Find unknown quantities in number sentences involving multiplication and division and identify equivalent number sentences involving multiplication and division
Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate for data type, with and without the use of digital technologies
Find unknown quantities in number sentences involving addition and subtraction and identify equivalent number sentences involving addition and subtraction
Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement
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