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### Fractions: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Fractions. Students utilise their understanding of the magnitude of fractions to add and subtract a variety of fractions. Students need to be able to understand fraction notation (e.g. the meaning of the numerator and denominator) and represent repeated addition and ...

### Practical numbers: Part 2

In this lesson we use the context of an ancient bazaar to investigate measurement systems. Students select a name and base number for their system of measurement, using weights made from clay or similar material. They divide their clay into possible unit fractions to generate their set of weights. They assign a fictional ...

### First steps in mathematics: Number – Book 1

The content of this book is organised into topics including understanding whole and decimal numbers, and understanding fractional numbers.

### Lucky lottery

In this lesson, students play a simple lottery game, analyse their odds of winning and how this influences the decisions they made. Students determine the differences between experimental and mathematical probability, conduct a simulation modelling an event and critically evaluate the odds of winning the lottery. The lesson ...

### Number sequence: Year 9 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 9 is for the topic of Number sequence. Students work with the real number system and recognise both rational and irrational numbers when working on a variety of mathematical problems. Students are fluent with integer arithmetic, fractions, decimals and now further their skills, applying them ...

### Fractions: Year 6 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 6 is for the topic of Fractions. Students develop increasingly efficient strategies for adding and subtracting fractions with related and unrelated denominators. They develop conceptual understanding by being given opportunities to estimate before computation and justify their thinking. They ...

### Walking the rope

Students develop an understanding of the proportion and relationships between fractions. They represent fractions using linear models and symbols and form a generalisation about fractions equivalent to one whole.

### Poker machines (simulation)

This lesson explores how poker machines work and what is meant by the term Return to Player (RTP) percentage. Students run simulations to determine how small betting amounts can lead to a large cumulative loss over time and examine how reinvesting profits or wins from playing the poker machine back into the machine has ...

### Fractions Year 6 - Calculate

This activity challenges 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 asks students to stop and think and then make corrections to ensure the rule works in all cases (generalise).

### Number sequence: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Number sequence. Students compare and order fractions and mixed numbers with the same and related denominators and demonstrate their understanding of the values of fractions on a number line.

### All operations: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of All operations. Students use all operations with positive rational numbers and to choose the most appropriate and efficient approach when solving a variety of problems.

### Proportional reasoning video

Use this video as a springboard to explore scaling or proportional thinking, and to apply that thinking in a food context, drawing on reasoning and mathematical modelling.

### The wide wide world of sports betting

This lesson explores the difference between perfectly predictable events (like the roll of a die) and less certain events (such as sports). Students investigate mathematically how sports bookmakers create odds to guarantee themselves a profit and pay gamblers less for a win than they deserve. The lesson is outlined in ...

### Number: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of number-related ideas showing the relationship to other curriculum strands. The resource demonstrates examples of relevant teaching strategies, investigations, activity plans and connected concepts in number including teaching and cultural implications.

### Practical numbers: Part 1

In this lesson, students explore standardised measuring systems. They encounter the challenge of a shopkeeper who must determine how to weigh different quantities of spices most efficiently. Working in a financial context, students model this scenario using fractions, percentages and ratios, and communicate their solution ...

### Operations: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of ideas that cover addition and subtraction of integers; multiplication and division of integers; the four operations with common and decimal fractions; and operation applications with percent, rate and ratio.

### Can you beat the system?

In this lesson, students calculate the average expected value of losses on a roulette wheel over time, and use these values to analyse the cost of gambling on these games. They also study the flaws inherent in betting systems to determine whether these systems are weighted in the favour of game operators making a profit. ...

### Café Fractions - Calculate

In this task, students take the role of the owner of a cake wholesaler, baking and supplying cakes to local café businesses. As café owners order their weekly cakes by the slice, students are required to add unit fractions together to calculate total cake orders. They then solve problems associated with subtracting fractional ...

### Fractions: Design your own Flag - Calculate

This activity allows students to explore the concept of fractions with a focus on quarters. Adaptions can be made by changing the fraction. We want students to discover that the same fraction can look different but still have the same quantity/ amount.

### How does income tax work?

Gen Fricker makes income tax interesting! Learn about income tax - what it is, how it works and when you have to pay it. Easy-peasy! Then test yourself with ASIC Moneysmart's "Things to think about" classroom exercises.