reSolve: Mathematical modelling – Packaging designer

In this unit, students assume the role of consultants to a packaging company that produces packs for a range of different cylindrical objects such as candles, drinks bottles and perfumes. Comparison is made between the design cycle and the modelling cycle, and students reflect upon how design work might be informed by an understanding of mathematical modelling processes. In addition, students are given some practice scenarios so they can develop their skills in interpreting and critiquing mathematical models.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 9
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords nets, shapes, modelling

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Geometry, Apply understanding
Topics Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG216 Calculate areas of composite shapes
ACMMG217 Calculate the surface area and volume of cylinders and solve related problems
ACMMG222 Investigate Pythagoras’ Theorem and its application to solving simple problems involving right angled triangles
National numeracy learning progression Understanding geometric properties - UGP3

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Organisation

ReSolve: Maths by Inquiry

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