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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.

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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 number lines, integers, cartesian coordinates, directed numbers

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Integers
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA124 Investigate everyday situations that use integers. Locate and represent these numbers on a number line
National numeracy learning progression Quantifying numbers - QuN12

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reSolve Maths by Inquiry

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