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Using 'Cities taking shape' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes comments following the teaching of R11361 'Cities taking shape - unit of work' to a years 4-5 class. The unit promotes students' knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes, and the relationship between them. It offers interactive and hands-on tasks to develop, consolidate and extend students' understandings ...

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Measures: similar solids

Compare the sizes and angles of a range of cubes and rectangular prisms. Notice that 'similar solids' in the mathematical sense have the same shape and possibly different sizes. Corresponding sides are in proportion, and corresponding angles are equal. Identify solids that are similar, and create solids similar to given ...

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Measures: scaling up solids

Compare the volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms before and after being scaled up (enlarged). Notice that 'similar solids' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different volumes. Explore the relationship between side length and volume when scaling up solids. This learning object is the fifth in a series ...

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Measures: scaling down solids

Compare the volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms before and after being scaled down (reduced). Notice that 'similar solids' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different volumes. Explore the relationship between side length and volume when scaling down solids. This learning object is the sixth in a series ...

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Measures: scaling surface area

Compare the surface area of cubes and rectangular prisms before and after being scaled up (enlarged) or scaled down (reduced). Notice that 'similar shapes' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different surface areas. Explore the relationship between side length and surface area when scaling solids. This learning ...

Teacher resource

TIMES Module 10: Measurement and Geometry: introduction to measurement - teacher guide

This is a 16-page guide for teachers. It provides an introduction to the initial ideas of measurement, and introduces the measurement of length, area, volume and time.

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: how can I use measurement relationships to solve problems? - years 7-9

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week middle years teaching plan and set of supporting resources to extend students' knowledge and skills in the measurement of area and volume and to develop their ability to solve practical measurement problems. Students use counting methods and develop formulas to calculate areas ...

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BBC Bitesize: volume - revision

This is a set of information sheets on measurement ideas associated with volumes of rectangular prisms and cylinders. Practice and test questions with answers are provided. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

Interactive Resource

Volumes of prisms

This is a four-page HTML resource about solving problems concerning volumes of prisms. It contains one video and four questions, two of of which are interactive. The resource discusses and explains solving problems concerning volumes of prisms to reinforce students' understanding.

Moving Image

How do prisms create rainbows?

Zoom inside a glass prism and see why glass makes light bend, and how the glass molecules make different colours of light bend different amounts.

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2D and 3D shapes

Watch this video to learn about the features of 2D shapes. How is it different from the features of 3D shapes (solids)? Some examples of solids that incorporate 2D shapes are mentioned in this video by Sanchit - for example, a cube has six square faces. What other 3D shapes could you make that has at least one square face?

Teacher resource

Secondary mathematics: different representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'representations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use different representations ...

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Viewfinder: all angles [ESL]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. One of ...

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Viewfinder: backwards glance [ESL]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. The original ...

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Viewfinder: flip side [ESL]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. The original ...

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Viewfinder: up front [ESL]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. View ...

Video

Dig a Million, Make a Million, 1968: The discovery

This clip shows Lang Hancock describing how he discovered iron ore in the Hamersley Range of Western Australia as he retraces his route by air. The film begins with a shot of Hancock in his four-wheel drive watching a freight train carrying iron ore rattle past. Hancock's audio interview is then played over a re-enactment ...

Teacher resource

Using 'Light and vision' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explores the eye as a receptor of light. Students build on prior understandings of light relating to wave theory and particle theory, and move on to investigate reflection, refraction, optics and prisms. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Gold prospecting party and camels at the 'Bendigo Camp', c1895

This is a posed black-and-white photograph showing a gold-prospecting party of nine miners with two kneeling camels at their camp in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Two of the prospectors are seated in the centre with their picks and shovels. Three are standing and the other four are seated on the camels. The men are posed ...

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Gold rushes in Western Australia, 1890s

Gold was discovered at Coolgardie in 1892 and Kalgoorlie in 1893, and the finds sparked huge rushes to Western Australia. This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focuses on these rushes and is organised into five categories: the rush to Coolgardie; Paddy Hannan and Kalgoorlie; prospecting for gold; life on the ...