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reSolve: Measurement: Parcel in the Post

This lesson challenges students to find the most cost-efficient way to package a variety of items to send in the post. Students are provided with a matrix of parcel postage charges and a variety of different possible parcels. They categorise the parcels, measure their dimensions and weights and then calculate the postage cost of each item for different postage methods to determine the most efficient way to send each item. The 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 4
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords measuring instruments, kilograms, volume, mass

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Measurement, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Using units of measurement, Mass and capacity
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG084 Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures
ACMMG290 Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume
National numeracy learning progression Understanding units of measurement - UuM7

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