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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.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|length, informal units
|Strand and focus
|Measurement, Apply understanding, Build understanding
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Identify and compare attributes of objects and events, including length, capacity, mass and duration, using direct comparisons and communicating reasoning
Understanding units of measurement (P2)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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