A mathematics investigation involving length, embedded in a real-world context.
In this investigation, the school principal needs to find helpers to give a signal to be quiet during assemblies. The assemblies take place in a large space so he needs people with long fingers so that everyone can actually see the signal!
This teaching resource includes:
- teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
- a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
- collecting and recording data worksheet
- reflection questions.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Length - describes and compares lengths and distances using everyday language
Length - measures, records, compares and estimates lengths and distances using uniform informal units, metres and centimetres
Area - measures, records, compares and estimates areas using uniform informal units
VolumeandCapacity - measures, records, compares and estimates volumes and capacities using uniform informal units
Mass - measures, records, compares and estimates the masses of objects using uniform informal units
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Australian Curriculum alignment
Measure and compare the lengths and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal unitsElaborationsunderstanding that in order to compare objects, the unit of measurement must be the same size...
Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal unitsElaborationscomparing lengths using finger length, hand span or a piece ...
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