Learning objects Design your own school

TLF ID L128

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a school. Using a 10x10 grid, design areas for two regions (playgrounds and classrooms) based on the percentages given. Assign the area for an additional six regions, using percentages of your choice. Observe the number line displaying equivalent fractions for the percentages used. 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 apply understanding of equivalent fractions.
  • Students calculate percentages to describe fractions of an area.
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.
Year level

6

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Fractions
    • Mathematics/Equivalence
    • Mathematics/Number lines
    • Mathematics/Algorithms
    • Mathematics/Percentages
    • Mathematics/Decimal system
    • 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
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
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    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    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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