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This inquiry lesson is aimed to extend learning and explore students understanding of percentages as they verify; test other cases; make conjectures; and reason, generalise and prove. Students can work collaboratively to determine the answer to various 'percentage of' questions, comparing their answers to other prompts and statements. Students then identify commonalities and patterns in their answers. Many examples of students' responses to the prompt are provided for analysis. Teachers can use the inquiry as a teaching tool and to probe questions to assess student understanding.
|Year level(s)||Year 7|
|Purpose||Additional learning support, Assessment advice, Assessment task, Content knowledge, Student task, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies, Extension|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Growth mindset, Feedback, Mathematics investigation, Metacognitive strategies, Questioning, Structuring lessons, Worked examples|
|Curriculum connections||ICT general capability, Numeracy|
|Strand and focus||Algebra, Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Fractions, Operating with number, Percentage, Decimals, Multiplication and division|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Use the 4 operations with positive rational numbers including fractions, decimals and percentages to solve problems using efficient calculation strategies
Additive strategies (P10)
Multiplicative strategies (P10)
Proportional thinking (P2)
Number and place value (P10)
Interpreting fractions (P8)
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