Saturday, 04 December 2010 | 2 Comments
You might have seen this map featured around the place recently:
The map is interesting, and I wondered how we could complete an activity like this in class. So, a more achievable activity is to map a similar map for Australia. That is, What if the largest states of Australia had the biggest populations?
The worksheet below provides a scaffold for students to complete the activity.
Here’s the answer:
|Western Australia||2529875||6967200||New South Wales|
|South Australia||983482||2163200||Western Australia|
|New South Wales||800642||1601800||South Australia|
|Tasmania||68401||344200||Australian Capital Territory|
|Australian Capital Territory||2358||219900||Northern Territory|
See also some extension ideas from Joshua Harnwell on maths.net.au.
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