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A wave model of sound

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Recognise that as a sound wave travels forward, the medium it travels through does not.
  • Describe the movement of each ‘particle’ of a longitudinal (sound) wave as the wave moves...

Waves on water and ropes

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Recognise that as a transverse wave travels forward, the medium through which it travels does not.
  • Describe the movement of each ‘particle’ of a transverse wave as the wave moves...

Diet and Exercise

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Explain what humans need in their diet and why.
  • Identify short-term and long-term effects of exercise on the human body.
  • Predict the possible outcomes of eating too much...

Gold award: investigate the properties of materials used for saucepans

Students investigate the properties of materials used for cooking utensils in order to collect quantitative data.  For example, if testing for thermal conductivity they should gain a value for the rate at which heat flows through a cross-sectional area of material.  Students should also find out if...

Suzi’s company: frequency tables

This task is designed to assess how well students understand:

  • Calculating the mean from a frequency table
  • Working out the mode from a frequency table
  • Using statistical measures to justify a statement

The task looks at salaries in a small company. Information on salaries...

Statistics and probability (MARS)

This task is designed to assess how well students understand assigning probabilities and working with statistical measures.

There are a series of five short tasks for students to complete. Each comes with a detailed rubric.

This task is from the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service, a collaboration...

Charity fair: assigning probabilities

This task is designed to assess how well students understand assigning probabilities and expected value.

The task looks at a ‘Lucky Dip’ game designed to raise money for charity. There are three barrels, each contains equal numbers of red, green, white and black balls. The game costs 25¢ to enter and players...

Spinner bingo: systematic listing

This task assesses how well students understand systematic listing and possibility space diagrams.

A game uses two spinners marked in equal sections with the numbers 1 to 9. Players fill in nine different numbers on a card. Both spinners are spun, and the numbers added to make a score. If a player has that...

Lottery: systematic listing

This task assesses how well students understand systematic listing and expected value.

The task features a proposal for a lottery game. Players must pay a $1 fee to enter the lottery. They are given a card showing the numbers 1 to 6. Players cross through two numbers of their choosing. A bag contains balls...

Memory game: conditional probability

This task assesses how well students understand calculating conditional probability. Some of the tasks require either systematic listing or use of  tree diagrams.

The task features a ‘memory game’. In the game there are four cards, two have a picture of an apple on them, and two have a picture of bananas. In...

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