### Apple tree multiplication: A sample differentiated single task lesson

An apple farmer plants his trees in straight lines. He likes his lines to have equal numbers of trees. He has 72 new trees to plant in two fields. One field is smaller than the other. How could [...]

### AMSI’s CSI Investigation

A skull has been found by workers during excavation for foundations of a new shopping centre and the police have been called to investigate. The police need to gain as much information from the [...]

### Mrs Sim’s Dollars and Sense

This task addresses some of the burning questions most teenagers have: “How much will I earn when I leave school?” and “How much will it cost to buy a car?”, along with some of the more essential [...]

### Work Unit: Mr Moon’s feathery problem

Mr Moon, the Principal at a small primary school in country in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, recently convinced the school council to have the lovely old school hall freshly painted and [...]

### ‘Mission to Mars’ – An AMSI Schools ‘Rich Task’ in Number & Place Value

It is the Year 2035. You and your students are members of the International Solar Exploration Federation (ISEF) team, charged with exploring and setting up a base on Mars.  Working for the [...]

### Work Unit: The Geometry and Algebra of Honeycomb

Have you ever taken a good hard look at a piece of honeycomb? Bees create honeycomb to make honey out of nectar, to store honey, to store pollen, to lay eggs and to raise young bees (larvae) into [...]

### Work Unit (Multiplication and Algebra, Years 5-8) – Adaptive Speciation of Honeybees

The huge variety and diversity of living things in the world is mind-boggling! Using the example of the humble honey bee, this integrated Science and Mathematics unit illustrates the way in [...]

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