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Volume ratios

This prompt explores the effect of changing the dimensions of a cube on the volume. It uses ratio, scale factor and measurement. There is scope for the use of dynamic geometry and concrete materials. The resource includes classroom examples, teacher notes and guided questions.

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Year level(s) Year 9
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 volume, surface area, scale factor, ratio

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Measurement, Geometry, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Area, volume and surface area, Proportion, rates and ratios
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA188 Solve a range of problems involving rates and ratios, with and without digital technologies

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