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# Mathematics / Year 5 / Number

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Curriculum content descriptions

use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving additive and multiplicative situations including financial contexts; formulate the problems, choosing operations and efficient calculation strategies, using digital tools where appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation (AC9M5N09)

Elaborations
• modelling an everyday situation and determining which operations can be used to solve it using materials, diagrams, arrays and/or bar models to represent the problem; formulating the situation as a number sentence and justifying their choice of operation in relation to the situation
• modelling a series of contextual problems, deciding whether an exact answer or an approximate calculation is appropriate; explaining their reasoning in relation to the context and the numbers involved
• modelling financial situations such as creating financial plans; for example, creating a budget for a class fundraising event, using a spreadsheet to tabulate data and perform calculations
• investigating how mathematical models involving combinations of operations can be used to represent songs, stories and/or dances of First Nations Australians
General capabilities
• Numeracy Numeracy
• Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
ScOT terms

Finance,  Positive integers,  Modelling (Mathematical),  Problem solving

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