What's the problem: nature: level 2

TLF ID L8157

Star as a contestant in a quiz show! Select three worded mathematical problems, about nature, from two categories: 'plants' or 'animals'. Identify the correct answer for each step in the problem-solving process. Examine the suggestions made by the panel to help you. Collect a prize based on your score.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students investigate different forms of word problems by applying problem-solving techniques.
  • Students solve problems by selecting appropriate calculations or mathematical procedures for each step.
  • Students interpret and evaluate solutions by identifying the context of each problem.
Educational value
  • Encourages students to think about and focus on the steps involved in solving mathematical problems.
  • Provides a set of worded problems for students to read and interpret.
  • Offers a list of standard problem-solving steps to assist students in developing a structured approach.
  • Includes panel member suggestions and scaffolded feedback to help students focus on the words in each problem.
  • Provides a bank of six problems to make the learning object re-usable.
Year level

6

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Problem solving

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Manly NSW 2095 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Howard Reeves
    • Address: Lindisfarne TAS 7015 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Paul White
    • Address: Strathfield NSW 2135 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-07
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-07
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Mozilla - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7.0 (MacOS) - maximum version: 7.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
    • macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.