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The cost of cars
A car is often the first big purchase someone makes. Having a car can be essential for employment and means greater independence, but there can be hidden or unfamiliar costs.
|Year level(s)||Year 9|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||banking, loans, financial literacy|
|Curriculum connections||HASS, The Arts, Technologies|
|Strand and focus||Number, Measurement|
|Topics||Mathematical modelling, Money and financial mathematics|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving direct proportion, rates, ratio and scale, including financial contexts; formulate the problems and interpret solutions in terms of the situation; evaluate the model and report methods and findings
Plan and conduct statistical investigations involving the collection and analysis of different kinds of data; report findings and discuss the strength of evidence to support any conclusions?
Represent the distribution of multiple data sets for numerical variables using comparative representations; compare data distributions with consideration of centre, spread and shape, and the effect of outliers on these measures
Interpreting and representing data (P8)
Proportional thinking (P7)
Understanding money (P9)
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P8)
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