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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 (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve problems involving the volume and surface area of right prisms and cylinders using appropriate units

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P9)

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