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Whole numbers level 5: four-digit numbers

This set of online activities focuses on the development and consolidation of number concepts to four digits and beyond. This is the fifth of seven levels in a series focusing on whole numbers to six digits. This level develops ideas about place value, rounding and number notation. Each level includes interactive drills ...

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Space debris: the accuracy of space lasers

In space there are thousands of human-made objects (satellites and space junk) orbiting Earth. To avoid collision with space debris, satellites are manoeuvred out of its path. Discover how space debris is tracked using lasers, and about accuracy's effects on the lifetime of the satellite. Find out, using trigonometry, the ...

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Engaging a Maths Class

The teacher draws upon her postgraduate research into student engagement in mathematics to develop innovative ways to support students in their learning. She encourages teamwork and the use of various resources to aid their thinking and learning. By helping students think about mathematics in ways that move beyond a simple ...

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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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Starting Smart: how can I improve the accuracy of estimation?

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of supporting resources for the primary years, focusing on reviewing students' knowledge and skills in measuring and estimating quantities and ordering numbers. Activities assist students to develop their knowledge of standard measurement units and to ...

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Rounding whole numbers: 2

This is a video demonstration of rounding a whole number to the nearest thousand. In the commentary, the presenter explains the thinking behind the process of rounding such numbers and presents a visual representation of rounding whole numbers using a number line. Practice questions with answers are included, and hints ...

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Angles (estimating angle size)

This is a six-page HTML resource about solving problems involving estimating angle size. It contains one video and three questions, two of which are interactive. The resource discusses and explains solving problems to reinforce students' understanding.

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MoneySmart: Hey! Let's have a big day out!

This is a year 5 mathematics unit of work about costing and budgeting for various types of family outings. The unit is intended to take about 7.5 hours of teaching and learning time, and is recommended for near the end of the school year. It consists of an introduction, five sets of student activities, and teacher notes ...

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MoneySmart: MilbaDjunga - primary unit

This is a 5-6 unit of work about prioritising needs and wants, managing finances, and operating a classroom economy. Intended for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the unit is organised around the stories of John (a boy at Yarrabah), Tom (an Elder) and Alice (a professional working in Perth). They provide ...

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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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HOTmaths: exploring bearings

Use a map of New South Wales and a virtual compass to calculate the bearing of one town to another.

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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: ultimate

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of decimal fractions or whole numbers to a starting number. For example, 1.72 + (11 x 0.07) = 2.49. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match ...

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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 ...

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Hopper challenge: ultimate

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 or whole numbers 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 ...

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The slushy sludger: best guess

Use a vending machine to squirt 'slushies' into ice-cream cones. The machine serves coloured slush randomly from four slots. Work out which colour is the most common (most likely to be served). Notice that the least common colours are sometimes served. Make several guesses, then check your results from the random sample. ...

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Cassowary ecology quiz

Explore facts about the life of cassowaries: physical characteristics; diet; habitat; life cycles; and locations. Interact with graphs to see how much people can help cassowaries. Work through ecology notes and resources. Answer questions as you go; express your answers as fractions. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Compound shapes

Select from three levels of complexity for working with polygons. Estimate the area of a randomly-generated polygon. Try counting squares on a grid to help your estimate. Cut the shape into rectangles and triangles. Use a formula to calculate the exact area for each of the simple shapes. Then find the total area for the ...

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The foul food maker: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains how the use of simple words can describe the likelihood of everyday events. How likely is an event: certain, likely, equal chance, unlikely or certainly not? Answer some questions using these words and then build your own examples. Learn how to describe ...