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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.

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Year level(s) Year 3
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords data representation, multiplication, collecting data, length

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
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 Multiplicative strategies - MuS5
Interpreting and representing data - IRD4
Understanding units of measurement - UuM5

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