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Enlargement

November6

Goal: I can enlarge shapes APK: Why is this map ineffective?     Application: Use widget from AC Year 5 > Symmetry & transformations > Enlarging & reducing- “Using a grid to enlarge”   Do Hotsheet- using a grid to enlarge. Students who have done this last year to do Activity 2 Guiding question for both groups: […]

Mapping & Cartesian Co-ordinates

November6

Goal I can use a Cartesian grid system for location   APK Discuss where the different objects are   Application GO TO HOTMATHS- YR 6- Geometry & position The Cartesian plane Year 5s- work on widget:  plotting pictures then Hotsheet “Reading co-ordinates” yr 6s work on widget: the four quadrants then Hotsheet “Join the dots” As […]

Cosmic Discovery -Lesson 4. System Analysis of our solar System

November6

Goal: I understand how our solar system works as a system APK A system is: -a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; OR – a regularly interacting or interdependent (they rely on each other) group of items forming a complex unified whole Try to come up with […]

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Comparing Mathematical Chance Predictions to Outcome Data

October31

G  I can predict chance events and compare my predictions to the outcomes NI: what information from the last lesson do you think will be useful in this lesson?           Application:    dinner spinner –   what are the mathematical chances you’d be happy with dinner in this given spinner? Make one […]

Cosmic Discovery- lesson 2: Classifying objects in the Solar System

October28

  Goal: I can classify objects in our solar system APK: Play with http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ Record & discuss interesting things you found out New Info: Today we will analyse our new information using CLASSIFICATION. Use your ‘thinking skills outline table to check the steps in this process. In 2006 Pluto was officially named a dwarf planet. […]

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Cosmic Discovery Lesson 2- MARS ROVERS

October18

Pre-reading: kids news: Australian students selected to compete in world mars robot design competition   Goal: I understand some of the challenges and opportunities that a rover on Mars might encounter   APK: discuss what you found interesting in the Mars Mission: 14/08/2012, Behind the News video that we watched yesterday.   New Information/ Application: Major project- create […]

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Cosmic Discovery- lesson 1

October15

During our first lesson we will use “Perspectives Analysis” to compare the the different viewpoints of understandings about space between modern and ancient civilisations. Please download the ‘Thinking Skills Steps’ Anchor Chart here: thinking-skills-outline-table You will use a different thinking skill in each of our lessons. This short article gives a modern perspective on the […]

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Flood prevention & Mitigation- Decision matrix

June11

Goal: I CAN USE AN ALGORITHM TO DECIDE ON HOW BEST TO DEAL WITH FLOODING APK: watch & discuss Don’t Panic: 26/11/2013, Behind the News   New Info: You are the government ministerial department responsible for flood disasters. How will you spend your money? On prevention or mitigation (dealing with it when it comes) Brainstorm […]

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

June4

Research Pacific gyre- https://www.theoceancleanup.com/great-pacific-garbage-patch/ https://www.coolaustralia.org/the-great-pacific-garbage-patch-primary/ https://visual.ly/community/infographic/environment/great-pacific-garbage-patch   What is it? What does it make you wonder? What solutions could there be?- creativity challenge…

Perspectives analysis of bushfire

June3

Goal   I can identify the positive and negative impacts of fire from different perspectives   APK: Thought starter: What is this little girl doing?     What do you see? What does it make you think about? What does it make you wonder?   New Information & Application: When you systematically analyse the different […]

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