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Efficient cutting

A student challenge task that requires students to use a single sheet of A4 paper to find which dimensions make a cylinder with the greatest volume.

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Year level(s) Year 9
Audience Student
Purpose Student task, Home practice tasks
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords Digital tools

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Measurement
Topics Area, volume and surface area
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve problems involving the volume and surface area of right prisms and cylinders using appropriate units

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P9)

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