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reSolve: Woolly Worms

This sequence of two lessons engages students in comparing lengths of pieces of wool: 'woolly worms'. Students use direct comparison to order their collection of worms from shortest to longest. They learn to order their collection of worms using a variety of strategies, to record lengths using informal units, to draw worms of different lengths and talk about their results. The lesson is outlined in detail including vocabulary, curriculum links, discussion points and further activities. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.

Additional details

Year level(s) Foundation
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords length, informal units

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Measurement, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Length
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG066 Identify symmetry in the environment
National numeracy learning progression Understanding units of measurement - UuM1, UuM2

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reSolve Maths by Inquiry

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