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Hall’s Gap Location Activity

Click on the link below to access the website Daft Logic.

https://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm

Choose FIVE locations that we visited around Hall’s Gap (eg: Venus Baths) and measure the distance we traveled. To do this you need to click on the locations we traveled to and drop a pin. The website will calculate the total distance traveled.

Using pages create a table to show the distance to each of your locations.

Numeracy: Shape City

Shape City!

Watch:

You will need:

  • A3 grid paper
  • white and coloured A4 paper to make your shape nets

Your city must have:

  • a hospital
  • a school
  • roads
  • parks
  • shopping centre
  • sporting complex
  • housing/apartments
  • the rest is up to you!

A key that explains:

  • Each object – Area and what shape it is and a picture of its net. You may put this in a table.

Let your imagination run wild!!!!

*if you aren’t sure of the net of a particular shape, look it up!

 

 

 

Capacity

If you only had a 5 litre and a 3 litre bucket and a tap, how could you measure out EXACTLY 4 litres of water?

PS: The buckets have NO litre markings on them and you don’t have any money to go out and buy a new 4 litre bucket from a hardware store!

Chance Investigation

Complete each of these open ended Maths questions into your Maths grid book. Remember that for some of these questions there are more than one answer! In the event that there is more than one answer you will need to present each of the different answers.

  1. A new family is moving into the house next door to you. You’ve been told that the family has five children but you do not know if they are boys or girls. What might the gender of the children in the family be?
  2. A toy manufacturer wants to design dice where the chance of throwing a ‘red’ is 1/2. What might the dice look like?
  3. Your sibling is always complaining that it always rains on their birthday. When might their birthday be? Give reasons for your response.
  4. I chose five balls from a bag of balls without looking. I noticed that there were three red and two blue. What might the colour of the balls in the bag be and how many balls might there be?
  5. CHALLENGE: I have 30 socks in my drawer and the are different colours. They are 12 black, 10 blue, 2 brown and 6 grey socks. If I close my eyes and pull socks out at random, how many socks must I pull out before I can be certain to have a matching pair?

Financial Maths – Money Investigation

Complete each of these open ended Maths questions into your Maths grid book. Remember that for some of these questions there are more than one answer! In the event that there is more than one answer you will need to present each of the different answers.

  1. I want to take $100 out of the bank. What are the different ways that I can ask for this amount of notes?
  2. You are spending 5 nights away on holiday. You have $500 for your accommodation. Where could you stay? (see below)

TOP CLASS HOTEL: $300 per night

4 STAR HOTEL: $225 per night

3 STAR HOTEL: $100 per night

2 STAR HOTEL: $60 per night

BACKPACKERS HOSTEL: $25

For this question you need to show 3 different ways to organise your accommodation.

3. Work out all of the different ways I can make $1 using coins.

4. Watch the linked BtN story – http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4526332.htm

Once you’ve viewed the story you need need to answer the following questions.

  • If you could change one of the notes currently in use to a coin, which one would you choose? Why?
  • If you could change one of the notes currently in use (not the $5 note) to a new design, what would it look like? Why did you choose this note and what new features would you add?

Financial Maths – Budgeting

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/catalogue

https://www.coles.com.au/catalogues-and-specials/view-all-available-catalogues

Using the two online catelogues above, you need to create your own shopping list. Your shopping list budget is $100.

To create your list you need to take screen captures of each item that you are going to purchase. Each image should then be put into a pages or keynote document.

To include:

  • The number of each item you are purchasing (eg: two cartons of milk)
  • The price you are paying for each item
  • Total price you have spent
  • How much change will you receive when you pay for your shopping
  • Follow what we learned yesterday in Life Ed. – no alcohol, no energy drinks, only small numbers of soft drinks, coffee etc.

BTN (Behind The News) – GST Changes

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4117206.htm

Click on the above link to view the BTN story and then answer the following questions on your iPad using the ‘Keynote’ app.

1. In your own words, describe what tax is.
2. What are taxes used for?
3. What does GST stand for?
4. Name three products that you don’t pay GST on.
5. Which products do you buy that have GST on them?
6. What is the difference between goods and services?
7. GST makes up ____% of the price we pay for things.
8. What changes might the government make to the GST?
9. Why is the government thinking of making the changes?
10. Name three things you learnt watching the GST Changes story.

After watching the BtN story on the GST, conduct your own research into Australia’s Goods & Services Tax. Record your findings onto another page of your Keynote presentation. Remember to reference where you found your information.

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