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## What’s smaller than a pygmy shrew?

**Strand**

Measurement

##### Maths Concepts

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

This book explores the concept of size. Different animals, organisms and concepts are benchmarked against one another to develop an understanding of relative size.

##### Teaching ideas

Expressing all sizes referred to in the book as scientific notation (including the integers); ranking the relative sizes in ascending/decending order; investigating BIG numbers e.g. trillions etc

## Adam Spencer’s Mind-Boggling Maths, Outrageous Puzzles, Enormous Super-Cool Games Book of Numbers and heaps of other fun stuff!

**Strand**

Algebra

** Australian Curriculum Year Level**

Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 2, Year 3, Year 8, Year 4, Foundation Year, Year 1, Year 9

**Numeracy Strategy**

Multiplication and Division Triangle, Part-Part-Whole, Benchmarking, Find the Pattern, Draw what you can't see

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

Prep-Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment (ACMMG009); YR1-Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features (ACMMG022); YR2-Describe the features of three-dimensional objects (ACMMG043); YR3-Identify symmetry in the environment (ACMMG066); YR4-Investigate number sequences involving multiples of 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (ACMNA074); YR5-Use efficient mental and written strategies and apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems (ACMNA291); YR6-Construct simple prisms and pyramids (ACMMG140); YR7-Draw different views of prisms and solids formed from combinations of prisms (ACMMG161); YR8-Solve a range of problems involving rates and ratios, with and without digital technologies (ACMNA188); YR9-Express numbers in scientific notation (ACMNA210)

##### Teaching ideas

Real-world application in this book. Cross-curricular links are strong too, science, humanities, music, HPE etc

## Can you count to a googol?

**Strand**

Number

##### Maths Concepts

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 10 000 (ACMNA052); Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least 10 000 to assist calculations and solve problems (ACMNA053); 4-Recognise, represent and order numbers to at least tens of thousands (ACMNA072); Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least tens of thousands to assist calculations and solve problems (ACMNA073); 7-Investigate index notation and represent whole numbers as products of powers of prime numbers (ACMNA149)