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Teacher guide reSolve: Mechanical Linkages: Angles and Lines

TLF ID M021838

This sequence of lessons explores the geometry of angles using real world contexts including the dynamics of folding and joints. Students investigate side lengths and angles, supported by using physical models and computer simulation. There are opportunities to develop geometric language and to highlight how mathematical structures such as points, lines and angles can be seen in real objects, linking geometry diagrams with real things. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources such as links for simulations online. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry special topic 'Mechanical Linkages and Deductive Geometry'.




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Educational value
  • This resource is extremely valuable for the year 7 mathematics content descriptions about the angle properties of triangles and quadrilaterals and parallel lines. Students investigate changing the angles in first triangles; and then quadrilaters by rotating rigid arms around a point, and exploring parallelism in a folding quadrilateral 'extended protractor'.
  • The resource is also valuable for supporting the Numeracy general capability. The lesson provides multiple opportunities for students to visualise, describe and apply their understanding of the features and properties of 2D shapes.
Year level

7

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
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  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • © Australian Government Department of Education and Training 2018. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.