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Year 7

Heart Rate Data – Fun Exercise With a Link to Maths Lesson Plan

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Summary of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students use their own body to discover their heart rate and look at the data across a class. The learn to think more deeply about the information that they will need to record and graph this data using various methods. The lesson also allows for the analysis of information presented by looking for ... Read More »

Problem Solving Fun – A Hands-On Lesson in Making Toys

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Summary: In this lesson, students design, create, record, market and finance a new toy.  The go through a vast amount of the curriculum while doing so and have fun developing their product. A lesson that works well with pairs or individuals, it is highly engaging through its hands-on and real-life connections. Australian Curriculum Links: Use efficient mental and written strategies ... Read More »

Skittles Maths Lesson – A Variety of Skills

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Summary: In this lesson students use a bag of skittles to practise their skills of converting fractions-decimals-percentages as well as representing the data in various forms. Plus they get to eat skittles at the end! Australian Curriculum Links: Describe probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentages (ACMSP144) Make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages (ACMNA131) Interpret and compare a range ... Read More »

A job at Legoland – A maths lesson about shape shape and area

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Summary: This is an adapted lesson from http://blockcad.net/. In this lesson students use the BlockCad software to build and design a model of a house, building or whatever they like. From there, they will investigate the volume, area and surface area of their design. Australian Curriculum Links: Solve problems involving the surface area and volume of right prisms (ACMMG218) Calculate volumes of rectangular prisms(ACMMG160) Establish ... Read More »

Multiplication Bingo – A lesson in practising timestables

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Summary: Multiplication Bingo is a great way to get students practising their multiplication facts in a fun and competitive nature that doesn’t leave the student who needs a bit of extra support out. In this lesson, students learn tactics (tricks) and find out which one is more efficient to them when solving multiplication timestables. Australian Curriculum Links: Recall multiplication facts ... Read More »

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Lesson – Plan a Park

Plan a park interactive game

Summary: In this lesson, students use the real-life connection of planning a park to learn about equivalence in fractions, decimals and percentages. They learn about the meaning of 1.0 and 100% and 100/100 while creating their own, fun and newly designed park. A great lesson that can be modified for older students by adding more squares. Australian Curriculum Links: Make ... Read More »

Negative Numbers Lesson: Trip Around the World (Including Graphing)

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Summary: In this lesson students learn how to add and subtract negative numbers. After teaching students the initial skill of adding and subtracting  negative numbers, students names become the “new names” of countries. The first part of the lesson requires the students to work out how cold their name is using the template for the letters. The second part of ... Read More »

Speeding: A mental computation lesson with cards

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Summary: This is another great mini-lesson that allows students to have fun while learning in maths. The idea is simple… Teach them a card game and let them practise. With more and more practise, your students will continually build on their mental computation skills while playing with cards. This game could also be used for subtraction, doubling, halving and many ... Read More »