A mathematics investigation involving mass, embedded in a real-world context.
In this investigation, the principal needs to buy new shelves for the classroom but needs to know the mass of the objects that will go on the shelves to make sure the right ones are purchased. Unfortunately, the measuring equipment has been lost and the masses will need to be measured using balance scales and informal units.
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
Mass - measures, records, compares and estimates the masses of objects using uniform informal units
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Compare masses of objects using balance scales
Australian Curriculum alignment
Compare masses of objects using balance scalesElaborationsusing balance scales to determine whether the mass of different objects is more, less or about the same, or to find out how many marbles are n...
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