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A series of lessons designed to build and extend student knowledge on how shapes are transformed and enlarged using various scale factors. A variety of support material is provided to assist with teaching and scaffolding the lessons. The inquiry is structured around student questions and worked examples, and is designed to encourage students to work collaborativley to build mathematical knowledge and to extend themselves. Students are provided with an assessment task where they have the option to choose between three inquiry questions. Students then use their prior knowledge from previous lessons to work through their chosen question. Additionally, downloadable resources are provided to assist with teaching the topic.

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Year level(s) Year 9
Audience Teacher
Purpose Assessment advice, Assessment task, Extension, Planning support, Student task, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Worked examples, Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation, Metacognitive strategies, Questioning, Structuring lessons
Keywords enlargements (postive and negative), transformations (rotation, translation, reflection), scale factor, linear, area scale factor

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections English, Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Space, Measurement, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Proportion, rates and ratios, Shapes and objects, Angles and geometric reasoning, Position and location
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions

Solve spatial problems, applying angle properties, scale, similarity, Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry in right-angled triangles

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P10)
Understanding geometric properties (P7)
Proportional thinking (P7)

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