Research-based guidance and classroom activities for teachers of mathematics

Containers

This is a set of tasks from cre8ate maths on the National STEM Centre eLibrary.

Many practical situations provide a vehicle for learning about measurement scales in general, and geometric measures in particular.

This set of tasks involves learners in working on effective shapes for containers. This entails pupils calculating the areas of polygons. In solving the set of tasks, pupils need to link the areas of polygons with volumes of prisms. They may also get involved in an exploration of geometric similarity.

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