Students first need to identify the meaning of the variables in the prompt in relation to the diagram. Students then pose questions and with the guidance of the teacher explore their questions. The resource includes the prompt, teacher notes, guided questions and examples of student solutions. There are also extension suggestions.
|Year level(s)||Year 9|
|Purpose||Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||rectangular array, square number, formula, substitution|
|Curriculum connections||Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy|
|Strand and focus||Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Identify and graph quadratic functions, solve quadratic equations graphically and numerically, and solve monic quadratic equations with integer roots algebraically, using graphing software and digital tools as appropriate
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P9)
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