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### Sphero slalom lesson

In this lesson students explore slalom sports and how competitors maximise speed when completing a course. Students research different slalom sports and then share their findings with the class. Students investigate the impact of distance and friction on time to complete a course through digital and unplugged activities. ...

### Algebraic equations: video and teaching guide

This video uses an everyday scenario of three people sharing a taxi ride to explore algebraic thinking, and to apply that thinking to a financial context, drawing on reasoning and mathematical modelling. Use the video with the supporting teacher guide as a springboard to explore mathematical concepts. The teacher guide ...

### Area and perimeter: Year 6 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 6 is for the topic of Area and perimeter. Students refine their understanding of area and perimeter and establish the formula for the area of a rectangle and use it to solve practical problems.

### Use variables: Year 9 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 9 is for the topic of Use variables. Students apply and extend their knowledge and skills of exponent laws to simplify or expand numeric and algebraic expressions and solve equations.

### Mathematical modelling (Algebra): Year 10 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 10 is for the topic of Mathematical modelling. Students apply linear, quadratic and exponential functions to modelling contexts and outline reasons for selecting a particular model. They use tables of values to look for patterns in data, recognising that linear functions have constant first ...

### Algebra: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of algebra-related ideas and algebraic thinking. The resource demonstrates examples of relevant teaching strategies, investigations, activity plans and connected concepts in algebra including teaching and cultural implications.

### Find unknown values: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Find unknown values. Students explore mathematical equations involving multiplication and division.

### Four in a Row - Calculate

This game played in pairs or small groups challenges students to create equations using numbers rolled on ten-sided dice.

### Find unknown values: Year 6 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 6 is for the topic of Find unknown values. Students find unknown quantities in numerical equations involving a combination of operations.

### Work sample Year 10 Mathematics: Mathematics assignment

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 10 Mathematics. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...

### Pattern & Algebra Year 6 - Calculate

The focus of this activity to challenge students to unpack a rule and see if it is being used correctly. Often students will just learn a rule and blindly use it. This task gets students to stop and think and then make corrections to ensure the rule works in all cases (generalise).

### Patterns and number facts: Year 9 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 9 is for the topic of Patterns and number facts. Students bring together knowledge and skills of algebraic and graphical representations of linear functions and quadratic functions. They make these connections by systematically varying the parameters in the rules y = ax + b and y = a(x + ...

### Mathematics – Multi-age – Year A – Unit 9

Smaller numbers can be found hiding in understanding, and skills of combining and separating quantities.

### Mathematics – Multi-age – Year A – Unit 6

This sample multi-age unit explores the big idea 'equal means equivalent'.

### Patterns and number facts: Year 10 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 10 is for the topic of Patterns and number facts. Students work with a variety of functions and relations and their rules, tables of values and graphs using digital tools. Students manipulate, explore, investigate, make conjectures and identify emerging patterns from functions and relations. ...

### Formulate and manipulate expressions: Year 10 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 10 is for the topic of Formulate and manipulate expressions. Students extend the distributive law to expanding the product of two binomials (ax + b)(cx + d) and the factorisation of non-monic quadratic expressions with integer coefficients. Students practise algebraic manipulation involving ...

### Algebra Tiles: Learning Sequence - Calculate

The following is a suggested teaching and learning sequence for using Algebra Tiles.

### See & Say - Calculate

This class warm-up game focuses on practising addition and subtraction strategies and developing algebraic thinking by using a rule applied to a list of numbers.

### Salute - Calculate

This game gives students opportunities to practise addition and subtraction strategies and develop algebraic thinking by finding unknown values in additive equations.

### BTN: Calculating area using locust plagues

How many locusts in a plague? Find out just how big the threat of locusts can be and how farmers try to prevent the plagues from getting out of control. This clip provides context for a combination of area, area units and rate problems.