Volume and mathematical modelling video
The video uses the scenario of a project manager asking the construction team if there are enough bricks onsite to build three identical foundations. To determine if more bricks need to be ordered, the calculated number of bricks is then compared to the number available on the pallet.
Access the supporting teaching guide that provides suggestions to follow up video.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|Worked examples, Concrete Representational Abstract model
|Real world maths
|Strand and focus
|Area, volume and surface area
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve problems involving the volume of right prisms including rectangular and triangular prisms, using established formulas and appropriate units
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving ratios; formulate problems, interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation, justifying choices made about the representation
Multiplicative strategies (P7)
Understanding units of measurement (P8, P9)
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