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This prompt shows a rectangle with a border, where both regions have the same area. Students explore the conditions for this to be possible. The resource includes the prompt, teacher notes, guided questions and extension prompts.
|Year level(s)||Year 8|
|Purpose||Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||area, equal, dimensions|
|Curriculum connections||Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy|
|Strand and focus||Measurement, Apply understanding, Build understanding, Algebra|
|Topics||Area, volume and surface area|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMMG159 Establish the formulas for areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms, and use these in problem-solving
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