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State, territory and Australian parliaments

This website is about the parliaments of the states and territories of Australia, as well as the Australian Parliament. It describes the different origins of the colonies and their movement to self-government during the 19th century, and subsequent federation into one nation in 1901. The resource describes the structures, ...

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Expeditions return home from 'New Holland'

Discover what happens when the expeditions of Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin return home. Both explorers brought back detailed maps and specimens, including live kangaroos and emus, from 'New Holland'. How will each explorer be celebrated and remembered? Watch this clip to find out.

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Late again!

Ever missed an appointment because you misread a timetable? Well it is easily done if you don't know how to read 24 hour time. In this clip, see how to read 24 hour time and find out where it is commonly used. Look at the other time system used -12 hour time. Find out what those letters 'am' and 'pm' really mean! Compare ...

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How to find fractions on a number line

This interactive animated presentation demonstrates the representation of positive and negative fractions on a number line. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding by naming and locating fractions on the number line.

Teacher resource

Using visual tools to assist low achievers with mental computation

This teacher resource describes a case study investigating the use of visual tools to enhance mental computation by year 4 students who achieved poor results on the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) numeracy test, at St Monica's Primary School, Canberra. The method section describes the use of ...

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Musical number patterns: the challenge

Make music by building up rhythms from two instruments. Make a counting rule that includes a given number. Select the start number and then select a number to count by. For example, include the number 9 in a counting pattern by starting at 1, then count by 4. Describe another counting pattern that includes the same number. ...

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Hopper: whole numbers

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of whole numbers to a starting number. For example, 255+(10 x 4) = 295. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match the pattern of 'landing spots' ...

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Hopper: tenths

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of tenths to a starting number. For example, 29.5+(12 x 0.2) = 31.9. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match the pattern of 'landing spots' ...

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Hopper challenge: whole numbers

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the exact finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of whole numbers to a starting number. For example, 1+ (5 x 2) = 11. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match the pattern of 'landing ...

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Hopper challenge: tenths

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the exact finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of tenths to a starting number. For example, 29.5+(12 x 0.2) = 31.9. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match the pattern of 'landing ...

Interactive resource

Integer cruncher: subtraction

Use counters to model the subtraction of integers, for example (-3)-(-5)=(+2). See the calculations represented in an alternate form on a number line. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Design a park

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a park. Assign regions on a grid for different uses such as picnic tables, swings, sandpits or ponds. Use this tool to explore how to express fractions and display them in different ways. Select boxes within the grid and view or enter corresponding fractions and their equivalents. ...

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Neighbourhood fractions

Help a town planner to design site plans. Assign regions on a 10x20 grid for different uses. Calculate the percentage and the fraction of the total site used for each region. Use a number line to display fractions and equivalent decimals. Design site plans for a: 1. Neighbourhood; 2. City; 3. Farm. This learning object ...

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Park fractions

Help a town planner to design two site plans for a park. Assign regions on a grid for different uses such as picnic tables, swings, sandpits or ponds. Use this tool to explore how to express fractions and display them in different ways. Select boxes within the grid and view or enter corresponding fractions and their equivalents. ...

Interactive resource

Design a school

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a school. Using a 10x10 grid, design areas for four regions (library, car park, lawn and canteen) based on the percentages given. Assign the area for an additional two regions, using percentages of your choice. Use a number line to indicate the equivalent fractions for two regions. ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Playground percentages

Help a town planner to design two site plans for a school. Assign regions on a 10x10 grid for different uses such as a playground, canteen, car park or lawn. Calculate the percentage of the total site used for each region. Use a number line to display fractions and equivalent fractions.

Interactive resource

Scale matters: range of numbers

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a scale such as ones, tenths or hundredths. Look at a pair of numbers marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. Apply a marked scale to ...

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Scale matters: tenths

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as tenths. Look at a pair of numbers such as 29.7 and 30.2 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. Apply a marked ...

Interactive resource

Scale matters: tens of thousands

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as tens of thousands. Look at a pair of numbers such as 70,000 and 120,000 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. ...

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Scale matters: hundredths

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as hundredths. Look at a pair of numbers such as 8.97 and 9.12 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. Apply a marked ...