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Primary mathematics: games, simulations and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'games, simulations and modelling' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use games, ...

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My local area - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can investigate their local area using the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie. They utilise the local school community and, through a guided discovery learning approach, re-create their local area using photos to communicate their learning.

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From here to there - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can use problem-solving skills as they give and follow directions to familiar or unfamiliar places using the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie.

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Exploring SpatialGenie - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of main features using the maps in the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie. They develop their own map key and prepare questions related to a predefined map.

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SpatialGenie symmetry - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can explore and learn about symmetry through the use of learning objects L7803 'Finding symmetry: one line: city' and L7802 'Finding symmetry: two lines: city'. Students then apply their understanding and fluency by utilising the maps in the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie ...

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Let's compare - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can explore the concept of area using the learning objects L139 'Area counting with Coco', L384 'Finding the area of rectangles' and L383 'Finding the area of compound shapes'. Students then use 'Select a measure tool' and maps in the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, ...

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My transportation network - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can explore transport networks using the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie. They then use their ideas to explore concepts of transportation, leading to their own development of an electronic representation of a transport network.

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Earth at night - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to investigate distributions of population, urban areas, topography and other geographic features. SpatialGenie provides a range of analysis tools that students use to examine distributions of this data globally. Students ...

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Sustainability: global footprints

This is an interactive resource about sustainable futures, ecological footprints and personal and social responsibility. It is a unit of work and uses a picture storybook, a factual text from a video and a short novel. Texts are examined for meaning and structure. A Time photo essay about what the world eats explores the ...