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reSolve: Directed Number
This sequence of two lessons explores directed numbers in real-world situations and games, abstracting understanding to applications using the number line. In the first lesson, students develop their understanding of directed numbers by engaging in a game involving hotel elevator floors. In the second lesson students represent solar temperatures of planets. 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 program.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|number lines, integers, cartesian coordinates, directed numbers
|Strand and focus
|Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Recognise situations, including financial contexts, that use integers; locate and represent integers on a number line and as coordinates on the Cartesian plane
Positioning and locating (P5)
Number and place value (P9)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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