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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.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|data representation, multiplication, collecting data, length
|Strand and focus
|Number, Measurement, Statistics, Build understanding, Apply understanding
|Multiplication and division, Using units of measurement, Data representation and interpretation
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Multiply and divide one- and two-digit numbers, representing problems using number sentences, diagrams and arrays, and using a variety of calculation strategies
Identify which metric units are used to measure everyday items; use measurements of familiar items and known units to make estimates
Acquire data for categorical and discrete numerical variables to address a question of interest or purpose by observing, collecting and accessing data sets; record the data using appropriate methods including frequency tables and spreadsheets
Multiplicative strategies (P5)
Understanding units of measurement (P6)
Interpreting and representing data (P4)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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