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Owning a pet
Students understand and compare data, they appreciate the impact of pets on a community. They calculate ongoing costs related to owning a dog and other pets and dentify ways to reduce costs.
|Year level(s)||Year 5, Year 6|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||advertising, financial literacy|
|Curriculum connections||English, HASS, Health and Physical Education|
|Strand and focus||Number, Statistics|
|Topics||Mathematical modelling, Money and financial mathematics, Data representation and interpretation|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems, involving rational numbers and percentages, including in financial contexts; formulate the problems, choosing operations and efficient calculation strategies, and using digital tools where appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation, justifying the choices made
Interpret and compare data sets for ordinal and nominal categorical, discrete and continuous numerical variables using comparative displays or visualisations and digital tools; compare distributions in terms of mode, range and shape
Plan and conduct statistical investigations by posing questions or identifying a problem and collecting relevant data; choose appropriate displays and interpret the data; communicate findings within the context of the investigation
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving additive and multiplicative situations including financial contexts; formulate the problems, choosing operations and efficient calculation strategies, using digital tools where appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation
Additive strategies (P9)
Multiplicative strategies (P8)
Understanding money (P8)
Interpreting and representing data (P4)
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