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reSolve: Modelling Motion: Years 5 and 6

In this sequence of lessons students use a streamer graph to track speed and develop the concept of speed as time per unit travelled. They experiment with rolling a ball up and down a slope and gather data to make predictions. 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 5, Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords speed, data, time, graph

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy, Science, Technologies, Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Measurement, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Using units of measurement, Data representation and interpretation
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMSP119 Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate for data type, with and without the use of digital technologies
ACMSP147 Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables
ACMMG108 Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass
ACMMG114 Describe translations, reflections and rotations of two-dimensional shapes. Identify line and rotational symmetries
ACMNA291 Use efficient mental and written strategies and apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems
ACMSP118 Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey
ACMSP120 Describe and interpret different data sets in context
ACMMG135 Connect decimal representations to the metric system
ACMNA123 Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve problems involving all four operations with whole numbers
ACMNA131 Make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

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