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Use this task for the purpose of assessment as students investigate the optimal cross-section for a gutter maximising the volume of water that can be drained. Students develop their own mathematical investigation to record data and solve the problem.

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Year level(s) Year 10
Audience Teacher
Purpose Assessment task
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Feedback
Keywords Maths investigations, Real world application, Objects, Cross section

Curriculum alignment

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

Numeracy progression Understanding geometric properties (P7)

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