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Volume to surface area

This prompt sets up an investigation of the connection between volume and surface area. Students are invited to say if they agree with the prompt and why. They then test out their ideas. The resource includes the prompt, teacher notes, guided questions, examples of student work, and extension ideas.

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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 surface area, volume, cube, cuboid

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Measurement, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Area, volume and surface area
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG218 Solve problems involving the surface area and volume of right prisms
National numeracy learning progression Understanding units of measurement - UuM7

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