# What's the problem: sports: level 2

TLF ID L8159

Star as a contestant in a quiz show! Select three worded mathematical problems, about sports, from two categories: 'school sport' or 'world sport'. 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. This is the sixth in a series of nine objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

#### 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: 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)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
• Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kb/s or faster.
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

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