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Understanding Contour Lines: 5.0

These 6 activities, part of the Mathematics Developmental Continuum of the State of Victoria, Australia, are intended to introduce learners to contour lines, isobars and isotherms. Learners identify and make contour lines and models using potatoes, styrofoam, and (virtually) using Google Earth and other map sources. Supporting documents, materials, and progress indicators are included.
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Contributed by: State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development), Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Teaching Measurement in Grades 3-5This collection of resources is intended to help educators develop measurement skills and understanding in mathematical and real-world contexts. The resources assist in teaching selection of unit, comparing sizes, estimating, calculating elapsed time, and measuring length, angle, area, and volume. Resource types include videos, articles, instructor guides, lessons and unit plans. More measurement resources can be found in a companion classroom collection and in a second PD collection for grades K-2.
Math TopicMeasurement, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Other Math Topic
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Instructor Guide/Manual, Map

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (Australia)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionScience, Science:Earth science, Technology
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorState of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development), Publisher
    • Publication Date2009-09-24
    • Rights(c) State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development), 2007
      http://www.education.vic.gov.au/copyright.htm
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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