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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'.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|angles, pyramids, prisms, shapes, solids
|Strand and focus
|Build understanding, Apply understanding, Space
|Shapes and objects
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Compare the parallel cross-sections of objects and recognise their relationships to right prisms
Identify the relationships between angles on a straight line, angles at a point and vertically opposite angles; use these to determine unknown angles, communicating reasoning
Understanding geometric properties (P5)
Understanding units of measurement (P8)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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