Introduction (100 – 150 words)
• Set the context for this assessment task.
• What are you focusing on?
• What will you be presenting in your submitted report?
You need to demonstrate that you know your gro-beast by giving it a context. This could include:
• naming it
• drawing or photographing it
• identify its habitat – where and in what will your gro-beast live.
• imagine and briefly describing its back story which can also indicate its favourite food and activity.
Predict what you think will happen to your gro-beast over time.
Record a prediction for how big your gro-beast would grow by day 5 of this investigation.
Some important questions that you need to ask yourself to complete the introductory section of your report include:
• How big will my gro-beast get by ______?
• What do I need to measure?
• What else is involved in this open-ended investigation that I need to consider before starting?
The Open-ended Investigation (300 – 500 words)
Observing your gro-beast
• You need to record the growth of your gro-beast for at least 5-days.
• You can make and include ongoing predictions from day to day as to whether or not your gro-beast will grow and by how much. This data can then be used to compare against the actual measurements you take of your gro-beast. Alternatively, you may decide to just make one prediction of what the final measurement/s for your gro-beast will be and then make a comparison at the end.
• Clearly indicate how you measured your gro-beast.
• Indicate the tool/s you have used to complete your measurements.
o Did you have a particularly time of day that you recorded your data or did it vary?
o What did you use to measure your gro-beast and from what point to what did you complete the measurements?
o What could you estimate and complete actual measurements for, and record for your gro-beast?
CRITERIA: Mathematical content, language and processes are identified, explained and communicated clearly. Mathematical terminology is used appropriately throughout.
In completing this open-ended investigation, you will need to demonstrate your knowledge of mathematical content, language and processes. This knowledge and any associated skills will need to be clearly identified, explained and communicated. Mathematical terminology also needs to be used appropriately throughout your report.
Recording your data
• Tables and graphs can be used to monitor and track the data measured for your gro-beast.
• Select appropriate scales when setting up any graphs for this investigation.
Discussion (300 – 500 words)
Provide a discussion that supports the data you have been recording. As part of your discussion you should consider the following:
• Describe and explain the activity, strategies, approaches used while conducting this investigation.
• Include your reasoning as to why you decided to investigate different aspects of growth for your gro-beast, and the representations you have decided to use to visually display the growth.
• Discuss and show any mathematical calculations you have made to support your investigation.
• Ensure that you record your thinking and reasons for why and how you have conducted your investigation.
• Consider the choice of liquid to grow your gro-beast.
o What impact do you think this may have had on the growth and, then reduction of the gro-beast?
o How do you think different liquids might influence the growth of the gro-beasts, and why?
• Other relevant areas related to your investigation and what you have chosen to record and monitor
Mathematics and mathematical language used
What mathematics did you use as part of this investigation?
• Be specific.
• For example:
o I looked for patterns ….
o Measurement and conversion of measurements were used when …
• Mathematical terms must be defined, and referenced if required, in your discussion
• Use words like centimetres, millimetres, metres, and any other standard units of measurement you may have chosen when recording data for this investigation.
Reflection (300 – 400 words)
CRITERIA: Examines the learning gained from undertaking the investigation, and supports understanding and fluency of mathematical concepts.
This part of your report will be a reflection which demonstrates your understanding of key mathematical concepts used within this open-ended investigation. It will give a clear indication of the use of selected graphical representations, and the reasons why they were chosen as part of conducting your investigation
Reflections are in-depth personal accounts of how you learned, and how your thinking has been impacted.
A good reflection demonstrates what you have learnt from engaging in and with the investigation, as well as how you have used your knowledge and skills to demonstrate understanding and fluency of key mathematical concepts.
Consider whether or not if this was an engaging task that applied your mathematical knowledge and skills. Reflect on and explain how and why you found the task engaging.
Conclusion (50 – 100 words)
• Wrap up your discussion like any good report to summarise key points, findings, other.
• Use the 7th edition APA referencing guide to format your sources.
• Use references to contemporary mathematics education.
o A minimum of 4 additional resources should be used for this task. It is assumed that the prescribed subject textbook and relevant mathematics syllabus will be included as part of your references.
• Use the prescribed textbook for this subject.
• Use the NSW K-6 Mathematics syllabus – details provided:
o NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). (2019). NSW syllabus for the Australian curriculum: Mathematics K-10 syllabus (Volume 1: K-6). Board of Studies NSW. http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/learning-areas/mathematics/mathematics-k-10
• Note that items in this part of your report will not be included in the word count.
• You can include examples of resources used; photographs of your gro-beast, other supporting evidence for your investigation.
• Graphs and tables can be included in this section
• Remember to label figures and/or tables appropriately and to make the appropriate references in-text to support your report and to acknowledge the inclusion of these additional materials in the appendix.
I will send you my predictions and results. Please include a graph. The gro beat’s name is Spike. He was placed in 750ml coke for 5 days. He became soft and soggy and had absorbed 250ml of coke at the end of the 5 days. I checked his measurements every day at 5.20 pm. He was placed in a bowl in the kitchen.
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Length 16cm 20.2cm 28.1cm 31cm 33.2cm
End of tail 1.2cm 2.5cm 3cm 3.1cm 3.6cm
With legs 5.2cm 6cm 6.9cm 7.6cm 8.5cm
After legs 2.5cm 3.8cm 5.1cm 6.4cm 7.5cm
With arms 5.9cm 6.9cm 7.9cm 8.9cm 9.9cm
Forehead 2cm 2.2cm 2.4cm 2.6cm 2.8cm
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Length 18.1cm 25.1cm 26.2cm 29cm 29.5cm
End of tail 2cm 2.2cm 2.3cm 2.6cm 2.9cm
With legs 7.3cm 8.6cm 9.4cm 10cm 10.2cm
After legs 3cm 3.8cm 4.2cm 4.8cm 5cm
With arms 6.4cm 7.4cm 8.3cm 8.2cm 8.4cm
Forehead 2.9cm 3cm 3.4cm 3.6cm 3.7cm
I have sent two images, one of how the crocodile looked before placing him in Coke and the other after.
Pleaawzse make sure the references are correct.