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reSolve: Authentic Problems: Pyramids in a Box

This sequence of four lessons focuses on working with solids and their nets. The lessons provide opportunities for students to work flexibly as they construct simple prisms and pyramids from nets they have created. Students record their mathematical thinking as they work through iterations to refine a box that has the least amount of leftover space. 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'.

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Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords angles, pyramids, prisms, shapes, solids

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Build understanding, Apply understanding, Geometry
Topics Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG140 Construct simple prisms and pyramids
ACMMG141 Investigate, with and without digital technologies, angles on a straight line, angles at a point and vertically opposite angles. Use results to find unknown angles
National numeracy learning progression Understanding geometric properties - UGP3, UGP5

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reSolve Maths by Inquiry

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