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Station 1: Hand and Foot area

1. Do you think you know what the area of your hand is? Looking at
the 1cm graph paper can you guess how many squares would fit
inside your hand?
Estimate=

2. Draw your hand on the graph paper and work out the actual
number of square cm that fit inside your hand.
Answer=

3. Using this number multiply it by 100.


Answer=
(This number represents the total amount of
skin on your body).

4. Looking at the graph paper now guess the number of square cm


that would fit inside your foot. Can you guess someone else in the
class that might have the same foot area?
Estimate =
5. Draw your foot on the graph paper and work out the actual
number of square cm that fit inside your foot.
Answer =

Station 2: Map of Australia


1. Without looking at the map of Australia try and imagine how
many times you think the state of Victoria would fit into each of
the other states. Record your answers in Mental Image 1
2. Now looking at the map of Australia try again to imagine how
many times you think the state of Victoria would fit into each of
the other states. Record your answers in Mental Image 2.
3. Now using the different options on the table (overlay with
whiteboard markers, cm cubes, cut out of Victoria, estimate the
number of times Victoria would fit into each of the other states.
4. As a group we will go through the answers to find out the actual
results.
State/Territory

Mental Image
1

New South
Wales

Tasmania
Queensland
South
Australia

Northern
Territory

Western
Australia

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Mental Image
2

Estimate

Actual

Station 2: Map of Australia


1. Without looking at the map of Australia try and imagine how
many times you think the state of Victoria would fit into each of
the other states. Record your answers in Mental Image 1
2. Now looking at the map of Australia try again to imagine how
many times you think the state of Victoria would fit into each of
the other states. Record your answers in Mental Image 2.
3. Now using the different options on the table (overlay with
whiteboard markers, cm cubes, cut out of Victoria, estimate the
number of times Victoria would fit into each of the other states.
4. As a group will go through the answers to find out the actual
results.
State/Territory
New South
Wales

Tasmania
Queensland
South
Australia
Northern
Territory

Western
Australia

Mental Image
1

Mental Image
2

Estimate

Actual

Station 3: Measuring Area


Using the different tools provided at the front of the class, estimate and
then measure the following area.

Area
1/3 of the netball
court

Top of an outside
table

Netball court

Whiteboard

Classroom door

Cover of your
maths book

Find an object
that has an area
larger than the
top of your desk
but not much
larger and
calculate its area.

Estimate

Measurement

Tool /process