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Text Imperial pie

TLF ID M008994

This activity involves making a cake using a recipe in which the quantities of the ingredients required are measured using a variety of imperial units. To complete the recipe, students need to convert the imperial units to metric units in order to be able to use their metric measuring instruments. The activity serves to highlight the uniformity of metric units and provides some insight into the development of units of measurement.




Educational details

Educational value
  • The resource provides instructions for an activity that students can carry out at home or in the classroom.
  • It provides a context in which the links between mathematics and real-world measurements are demonstrated and used.
  • It provides links to related online resources and activities exploring the principle further.
  • It provides a printable conversion sheet to support the activity.
Year level

6; 7

Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • 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
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Text
Rights
  • © Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, 2001-2011 (except where otherwise indicated). Metadata: © Education Services Australia Limited 2011. You may view, display, print out and copy this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain this and all disclaimers and acknowledgements associated with the material