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### How to win at rock-paper-scissors

Find out how to win at rock-paper-scissors using game theory. According to this theory, how should you decide on your next move when you play multiple rounds? See if you can apply this theory in multiple rounds of rock-paper-scissors with someone. Did you win? |Why would this theory be useful in economics?

### Hologram poetry lesson

In this lesson, students are asked to present a poem as a visual illusion. They explore holograms and visual illusions, and then delve into the mechanics of poetry construction by exploring the poetry of Banjo Paterson. They write their own poem or recite a poem and create a hologram illusion of themselves reciting a poem. ...

### Understanding compound interest

In this lesson students learn how compound interest works. They explore the difference between simple interest and compound interest, apply compund interest to saving scenarios and calculate the outcomes from different deposit plans with compund interest applied. They then go on to consider the impact of compound interest ...

### Making a large wicking bed

Wicking beds are a fantastic invention, allowing crops to be watered more efficiently. Making a large wicking bed does involve a few steps and some preparation, however the benefits of this extra effort are water conservation, improved plant growth and better crops. The design of the wicking bed also provides opportunities ...

### Paying It Forward

This resource is a cross-curricular suite of units for Years F-6. The units develop understanding of tax and superannuation while focusing on understanding civic values and the financial wellbeing of students. There are three units, one each for F-2, 3-4 and 5-6 classrooms. They include downloadable materials, links to ...

### Paying It Forward Years F-2

This resource is a cross-curricular unit about choice, values and saving or spending money based on needs and wants. The unit develops understanding of Australian money including notes and coins, recognising that money can be saved to meet needs and wants, and how money is exchanged in return for goods and services. The ...

### Paying It Forward Years 5-6

This is a cross-curricular unit about the values that underpin Australia’s democracy, the freedoms they enjoy and their role and the role of the government as duty bearers of rights. Students learn to appreciate the role of volunteers and Australia’s three levels of government in supporting the community. Students will ...

### Teaching consumer and financial literacy

This web page offers teachers a variety of resources to help them plan for embedding financial literacy topics across the curriculum. The page covers how to gauge students' financial literacy, how to plan to include financial literacy in meaningful ways and many other resources and support.

### Owning a pet

This lesson asks students to explore statistics about pet ownership in Australia and the cost of buying and maintaining a pet. During the activities, students are asked to gather and compare data about pets in Australia using trusted information sources such as the RSPCA. They go on to consider the costs and benefits of ...

### Multiplication: 2 digit by 2 digit numbers: video and teaching guide

This video explores multiplicative strategies, methods and models to solve a given worded problem. It uses a scenario of a student helping a sibling to explore and discuss methods for solving the problem: ‘How many months has a 25 year old been alive?’ It shows how prior knowledge is required to know what type of calculation ...

### Acquire, record and represent data: Year 2 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 2 is for the topic of Acquire, record and represent data. Students review, consolidate and extend upon existing data understandings and skills. They collect data through surveys, observations and experiments. They explore and create different graphical representations of the data acquired. ...

### Representing sharing and grouping: Foundation – planning tool

This planning resource for Foundation is for the topic of Representing sharing and grouping. Students develop the foundations of multiplicative thinking. They represent practical situations that involve equal sharing and grouping with physical and virtual materials and use counting or subitising strategies.

### Shapes and objects: Foundation – planning tool

This planning resource for Foundation is for the topic of Shapes and objects. Students learn to identify, name and sort common shapes such as circles, triangles, squares and rectangles.

### Place value: Year 1 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 1 is for the topic of Place value. Students further establish part-part-whole when exploring one- and two-digit numbers. They use partitioning to think about and represent numbers in different ways.

### Area and perimeter: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Area and perimeter. Students estimate and measure perimeter in metric units for length and area of quadrilaterals using grid squares and square centimetres. They solve practical problems involving the perimeter and area of regular and irregular shapes.

### Efficient strategies: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Efficient strategies. Students use efficient ways to multiply and divide numbers using increasingly sophisticated strategies. They develop flexible strategies to solve multiplication facts and related division facts and consolidate automatic recall. They identify and ...

### Number sequence: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Number sequence. Students extend their understanding of the order of numbers locating fractions as numbers along a number line and counting by fractions.

### Efficient strategies: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Efficient strategies. Students develop efficient strategies and use appropriate digital tools for solving problems involving addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division where there is no remainder. They choose and use estimation and rounding to check and ...

### Patterns and number facts: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Patterns and number facts. Students recall and demonstrate mastery of multiplication facts to 10 x 10 with related division facts, and extend to working with larger numbers. They use number facts and flexible strategies with computation of number problems.

### Measures of turn (angles): Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Measures of turn (angles). Students develop their understanding that an angle is a figure formed by two rays sharing a common end point, called the vertex of the angle.