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Three areas

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.

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Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation
Keywords area, equal, dimensions

Curriculum alignment

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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Inquiry Maths

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