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Languages online: Indonesian section 13: visiting family; near and far

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces the Indonesian language for visiting family and the terms for near and far. The activities include pronunciation practice, listening and responding, and using the terms for near and far in context. Also featured is a song that models an authentic ...

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Mapping a sea voyage: calculating distance

Scientists involved in the Two Bays Project describe data collection methods for their 20-day expedition around Port Phillip and Western Port bays. Watch this clip to view the route mapped out by the scientists. Use Google Maps to recreate the route and calculate the total distance travelled.

Interactive resource

EagleCat: motion graphs

Investigate distance–time and velocity–time graphs by changing position, speed and acceleration.

Interactive resource

Triathlon: elite triathletes

Compile a news article reporting results of a major triathlon. Compare graphs of four triathletes' performance (distance against time) for the swimming, running and cycling legs of the course. Interpret the graphs to answer questions about each of the race legs and the overall performance of the four triathletes. Insert ...

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Triathlon: the course

Compile a news article reporting results of a major triathlon. Look closely at graphs of a triathlete's performance (distance against time and distance against altitude) for the cycling leg of a course. Interpret the graphs to answer questions about the triathlete's peformance and the altitude of the course. Insert your ...

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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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Zou ba! The tennis match: getting to the court

Watch two frends going to a tennis match. Find out how to ask how far it is from one place to another. For example, ask approximately how many kilometres it is to the swimming pool. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Give me a brake

Investigate braking efficiency of cars and trucks by testing stopping distances under controlled conditions. Test effects of vehicle type, tyres, road surface and weather conditions. Choose driving speed, then apply brakes and compare stopping distances. Estimate distances from target markers. Answer questions about antilock ...

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Triathlon: distance-time graphs

Watch triathletes performing in swimming, cycling and running legs of a triathlon. See how distance-time graphs are used to represent and compare race performances. Examine axis units, scales and gradients to compare course and performance variables. For example, notice that a flat line on a graph shows that an athlete ...

Interactive resource

Triathlon: triathlete

Compile a news article reporting results of a major triathlon. Look closely at graphs of a triathlete's performance (distance against time) for the swimming, running and cycling legs of the course. Interpret the graphs to answer questions about each of the race legs and the overall performance of the triathlete. Insert ...

Assessment resource

Triathlon: assessment

Test your understanding of distance–time graphs. For example, look closely at graphs of a triathlete's performance (distance against time) for the swimming, running and cycling legs of a triathlon. Interpret the graphs to answer questions about each of the race legs and the overall performance of that triathlete. Compare ...

Teacher resource

Simple machines - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains how students draw on day-to-day experiences with familiar machines as an introduction to forces and friction. Students investigate concepts including mechanical advantage, levers, inclined planes, wheel-and-axles and gears and apply this knowledge to design a machine. It includes a unit of work ...

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Going places - unit of work

In this unit of work students visualise and plan routes, understand and use the language of position, and give and interpret directions using a variety of formats and resources.

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Giving directions - units of work

In this unit of work students understand and use the language of position, and give and interpret directions using a variety of formats and resources.

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Visualising a journey - unit of work

In this unit of work students visualise and plan routes, and understand and use the language of position.

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Using 'Going places' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides insight into a year 4 classroom where students use a range of digital curriculum materials and hands-on offline activities to visualise and plan routes, understand and use the language of position and give and interpret directions. This Teacher idea recounts the experiences of using R11479 'Going ...

Teacher resource

Triathlon: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Triathlon: assessment' (L8274). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the interpretation of student's responses to questions based on interpreting information on a distance–time graph in the assessment object.

Teacher resource

Yulunga: weet weet

The throwing of the play-stick, commonly called the weet weet (‘wit-wit’) was a popular activity among Aboriginal people in some parts of Australia, and various contests were held. The weet weet was often referred to as the ‘kangaroo rat’, because when thrown correctly its flight resembled the leaping action of this small ...

Teacher resource

Measuring the distance on a map - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can explore unit conversions for length and distance using the learning objects L10871 'The Metrix: length 1' and L10872 'The Metrix: length 2'. They then use 'Select a measure tool' and maps in the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore measurement and scaling.

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The Cartesian plane

This is a four-page HTML resource about solving problems involving the Cartesian plane. It contains three videos and four questions for students to complete. The resource discusses and explains the use of coordinates and finding the distance between two points.