 # 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
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation

## Curriculum alignment

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
AC9M6N09
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

AC9M6ST01
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

AC9M5ST03
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

AC9M5N09
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

Multiplicative strategies (P8)
Understanding money (P8)
Interpreting and representing data (P4)