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reSolve: Authentic Problems: Bottle Flipping
This sequence of four lessons explores fractions and statistical reasoning through conducting a series of fair tests to answer the question 'What fraction of a bottle needs to be filled with water to be the best for bottle flipping?'. The lessons focus on building understanding of fractions and collecting, organising and presenting data to answer the research question. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry special topic 'Authentic Problems'.
|Year level(s)||Year 3|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||data representation, length, volume, maths investigations, fractions|
|Strand and focus||Number, Measurement, Statistics, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Fractions, Mass and capacity, Data representation and interpretation|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Recognise and represent unit fractions including 12, 13, 14, 15 and 110 and their multiples in different ways; combine fractions with the same denominator to complete the whole
Identify which metric units are used to measure everyday items; use measurements of familiar items and known units to make estimates
Conduct guided statistical investigations involving the collection, representation and interpretation of data for categorical and discrete numerical variables with respect to questions of interest
Interpreting fractions (P5)
Understanding units of measurement (P6)
Interpreting and representing data (P4)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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