Learning objects Design a school

TLF ID L127

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a school. Using a 10x10 grid, design areas for four regions (library, car park, lawn and canteen) based on the percentages given. Assign the area for an additional two regions, using percentages of your choice. Use a number line to indicate the equivalent fractions for two regions. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students represent fractions as parts of an array.
  • Students convert from one type of written fraction to another, using percentages and tenths.
  • Students represent fractions as numbers on a number line.
Educational value
  • Presents a mapping task that focuses the student's attention on the relationship between fractions and percentages.
  • Illustrates that percentage is a way of expressing a number as a fraction of 100.
  • Demonstrates how percentages can be expressed as fractions on a number line.
  • Provides an option to print a worksheet that captures the student's design for the site plan using provided percentages.
Year level

6

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Fractions
    • Mathematics/Equivalence
    • Mathematics/Number lines
    • Mathematics/Algorithms
    • Mathematics/Percentages
    • Mathematics/Area
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Experiment;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Independent learning;
    • Experiential learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: University of Western Sydney
    • Address: Penrith South NSW 2750 Australia
    • URL: http://www.uws.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
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    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
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    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

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