There are 6 baskets and 24 muffins in each basket.
How many muffins are there altogether?
Source: Numeracy Development Projects, Book 2: The diagnostic interview, p. 41.
Geometry and Measurement:
Provide the students with coins and kitchen scales, as required for 1. below.
The students at Springfield School made a coin trail using 20-cent coins to raise money for Daffodil Day.
- The length of the coin trail was 21 000 millimetres. What was its length in centimetres? What was it in metres?
- Here are 100 twenty-cent coins. Use the kitchen scales to find their combined weight. Using your answer, what would 1000 twenty-cent coins weigh? What would 10 twenty-cent coins weigh?
Source: adapted from 'Coin trail' (MS2161) in the Assessment resource banks
Give the student the following collection of shapes.
- What is a common property of all these shapes?
- Identify a property that some of the shapes have and sort all the shapes into groups by that property.
Show the student the illustrations below.
Here are the results from a class opinion poll, recorded on a tally chart and displayed in three different graphs.
Look at the data gathered in the poll. Suggest some different types of questions that could be answered from the data, for example, summary questions like 'How many girls disagree that keeping animals in zoos is wrong?' or comparison questions like 'Do more boys or girls agree that keeping animals in zoos is wrong?'
Now write down some 'I wonder' questions about people’s opinions on topics of interest to you, your friends, or your family. Work with one or two other students to use the statistical enquiry cycle to investigate one or more of your questions.