Text Giant hole: climb through a hole in a sheet of paper

TLF ID M008993

This teaching resource outlines an activity for students to explore the relationship between the area and perimeter of a shape, by using a series of cuts in a piece of paper to create a hole large enough to step through. The resource includes detailed instructions for creating the cuts in the paper, an explanation of how the area and perimeter of the shape are affected by the cuts, and an introduction to surface area and heat transfer applications.



Educational details

Educational value
  • The teaching resource provides instructions for an activity that students can carry out at home or in the classroom.
  • It provides an introduction to the relationship between area and perimeter, including an extension to surface area.
  • It provides a context in which the links between mathematics and science are demonstrated and used.
  • It provides links to related online resources and activities exploring the principle further, including an introduction to fractals.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • Mathematics

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Organization: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.csiro.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Organization: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.csiro.au
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
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