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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.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|Maths investigations, Real world application, Objects, Cross section
|Strand and focus
|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
Understanding geometric properties (P7)
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