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.
|Year level(s)||Year 9|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||nets, shapes, modelling|
|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
ReSolve: Maths by Inquiry
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