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### Using 'Cities taking shape' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes comments following the teaching of R11361 'Cities taking shape - unit of work' to a years 4-5 class. The unit promotes students' knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes, and the relationship between them. It offers interactive and hands-on tasks to develop, consolidate and extend students' understandings ...

### Delivering water

This is a mathematics unit of work about water: its world-wide availability and use; the time spent carrying it; the best shape for water tanks; and the area of land taken up around tanks and in paths and ditches to water sources. Intended for years 9 and 10 and written from a global education perspective, the resource ...

### TIMES Module 12: Measurement and Geometry: cones, pyramids and spheres - teacher guide

This is a 26-page guide for teachers. It contains an introduction to finding the surface area and volume of cones, cylinders, pyramids and spheres.

### TIMES Module 11: Measurement and Geometry: area, volume and surface area - teacher guide

This is a 15-page guide for teachers containing explanations of the derivation of formulas for the areas of parallelograms, trapeziums, rhombuses and kites. Formulas for the volumes and surface areas of prisms and cylinders are obtained. Applications of these formulas are given. A history of the development of these concepts ...

### TIMES Module 10: Measurement and Geometry: introduction to measurement - teacher guide

This is a 16-page guide for teachers. It provides an introduction to the initial ideas of measurement, and introduces the measurement of length, area, volume and time.

### Starting Smart: how can I use measurement relationships to solve problems? - years 7-9

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week middle years teaching plan and set of supporting resources to extend students' knowledge and skills in the measurement of area and volume and to develop their ability to solve practical measurement problems. Students use counting methods and develop formulas to calculate areas ...

### Surface area and volume of prisms and cylinders

This is a website designed for both teachers and students, which addresses the surface area and volume of prisms and cylinders from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material on calculating the surface area and volume of prisms and cylinders. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student ...

### Construction of prisms and pyramids

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that refers to the construction of prisms and pyramids from the Australian Curriculum for year 6 students. It contains material on prisms and pyramids including their properties and their construction from nets. There are pages for both teachers and students. The ...

### reSolve: Algebra - Prisms and pyramids

This lesson engages students in investigating the relationship between the number of faces, edges and vertices of pyramids and prisms. Students construct their own 3D shapes, systematically record the properties of the shape and develop an algebraic formula to generalise the relationships discovered. The lesson is outlined ...

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'open-ended tasks' 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 investigations in order ...

### Secondary mathematics: different representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'representations' 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 different representations ...

### Secondary mathematics: using real data

These seven learning activities, which focus on the use of 'real data' 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 the three content strands ...

### Using 'Light and vision' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explores the eye as a receptor of light. Students build on prior understandings of light relating to wave theory and particle theory, and move on to investigate reflection, refraction, optics and prisms. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

### Introducing 3D shapes - unit of work

Students develop their knowledge of 3D shapes. They learn about how 3D shapes can look different when viewed from different angles. They explore basic arrangements of shapes, where groups of shapes are placed together and visualised from different angles. Finally, students use knowledge and skills gained through the unit ...

### Turn up the volume - unit of work

In this unit of work students explore and explain the connections between the surface area and volume of different shapes and how each attribute is measured.

### Using 'Photo hunt' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides video footage of students using an interactive digital resource to explore 2D representations of 3D objects. It describes and provides access to the digital curriculum resource used in the classroom, along with other relevant resources.

### Starting Smart: materials: classification and number

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of resources for the Foundation year, focusing on the development of concepts and language in number (counting, one-to-one correspondence, ordering, subitising, adding, taking away, sharing) and shape (classifying, matching, identifying and naming). In ...

### Starting Smart: what are the properties of shapes and objects?

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week middle years teaching plan and set of supporting resources to extend and develop students' knowledge, understanding and application of circles, polygons and 3-D shapes. Students use interactive geometry software packages to define and construct circles and polygons from minimum ...

### Starting Smart: how do we express and use spatial locations and movements?

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of supporting resources for the upper primary years, focusing on reviewing students' knowledge of geometrical shapes and objects, symmetry and transformation, and on extending their skills in applying transformations in a variety of contexts and for different ...

### Top drawer teachers: patterns

This is a web page that comprehensively covers the teaching of finding, explaining and linking patterns through links to six sections. The first section covers the ‘Big ideas’ behind patterns, while the second section uses research findings to identify some common stumbling blocks when learning about patterns. The third ...