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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'.
|Year level(s)||Year 6|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||angles, pyramids, prisms, shapes, solids|
|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
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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