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Victorian Maths Challenge: Paper Planes

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

Take the paper planes challenge

This challenge encourages you and your family to think about the mathematics involved in the design and construction of paper planes.

By making paper planes and testing them to see how far they can go, you will learn about geometry, measurement and data displays.

Stage: Level 5 to 8

This resource supports:

Proficiency

  • Reasoning

HITS

  • Questioning

Cross-curricular

  • Science

Audience

  • Families

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Teach

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Reflective Prompt

What are the benefits of making estimating a regular feature in maths lessons or another subject area’s lessons?

Reflective Prompt

What are the benefits of making estimating a regular feature in maths lessons or another subject area’s lessons?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to encourage children and young people’s reasoning?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to encourage children and young people’s reasoning?

Attention Global2 users: Department-funding for Global2 is being discontinued.

The Department of Education and Training will not be funding the use of Global2 past the end of the current contract on 31st of December 2020.

Please refer to FUSE for further details on the discontinuation of funding and transition options available for schools.