Shooting 3-pointers: Part 1

This lesson, split into two parts, gives students the opportunity to participate in a real-life problem both in and out of the classroom. Students are guided through the process of formulating a problem that can be solved using a mathematical modelling approach. A professional sporting context allows students to engage in a common basketball scoring move: shooting 3-pointers. In Shooting 3-pointers: Part 2, students conduct a statistical investigation, collecting and analysing data using percentages and equivalent decimals, and choosing efficient calculations and strategies.

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Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation, Questioning, Collaborative learning, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Classroom talks
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Health and Physical Education, Science
Strand and focus Number
Topics Mathematical modelling
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions

Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving rational numbers and percentages, including financial contexts; formulate problems, choosing efficient calculation strategies and using digital tools where appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation, reviewing the appropriateness of the model

Use the 4 operations with integers and with rational numbers, choosing and using efficient strategies and digital tools where appropriate

Plan and conduct statistical investigations involving samples of a population; use ethical and fair methods to make inferences about the population and report findings, acknowledging uncertainty

Analyse and report on the distribution of data from primary and secondary sources using random and non-random sampling techniques to select and study samples

Compare variations in distributions and proportions obtained from random samples of the same size drawn from a population and recognise the effect of sample size on this variation

Numeracy progression Proportional thinking (P5)
Additive strategies (P10)
Multiplicative strategies (P10)
Interpreting and representing data (P7)

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