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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.
|Year level(s)||Year 9|
|Purpose||Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||surface area, volume, cube, cuboid|
|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
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