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reSolve: Measurement: Jump!
In this sequence of two lessons, students investigate how far they can jump and explore the jumping distance of a range of animals. Students first estimate the distance they can jump, then undertake an investigation by jumping using a range of techniques. Class data is recorded and displayed and students compare their jumping distances. They then learn about the jumping distance of several animals, and use the concept of scale to estimate the lengths of jumps they would make if they were those animals. 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.
|Year level(s)||Year 3|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||data representation, multiplication, collecting data, length|
|Strand and focus||Number, Measurement, Statistics, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Multiplication and division, Using units of measurement, Data representation and interpretation|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMNA057 Represent and solve problems involving multiplication using efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies
ACMMG061 Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, mass and capacity
ACMSP069 Collect data, organise into categories and create displays using lists, tables, picture graphs and simple column graphs, with and without the use of digital technologies
|National numeracy learning progression||
Interpreting and representing data - IRD4
Understanding units of measurement - UuM5
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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