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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.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|measuring instruments, kilograms, volume, mass
|Strand and focus
|Measurement, Build understanding, Apply understanding
|Using units of measurement, Mass and capacity
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Interpret unmarked and partial units when measuring and comparing attributes of length, mass, capacity, duration and temperature, using scaled and digital instruments and appropriate units
Understanding units of measurement (P6)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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