Curriculum Strands

These problem solving modelling tasks are provided as Microsoft Word files that can be adapted as needed.

Tasks are sorted by school year level, and then by content strands: Numbers and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

Year 7

Numbers and Algebra

TopicTask

Graphs (focus: interpreting real data)

What's happened to the amount of water in Ross River dam? (DOCX, 242 KB)

Percentages, mode and mean (focus: compare and interpret)

What does a Home Ground Advantage mean for the NQ Cowboys? (DOCX, 165 KB)

Measurement and Geometry

TopicTask

Volume (focus: rectangular prisms)

What kind of crab pot gets you the biggest feed? (DOCX, 699 KB)

Area (focus: rectangles, triangles and parallelograms)How big is the Charters Towers Region? (DOCX, 263 KB)
Area (focus: rectangles triangles and parallelograms)How big is the Burdekin? (DOCX, 261 KB)
Area (focus: rectangles triangles and parallelograms)How big is the Tablelands Region? (DOCX, 327 KB)

Statistics and Probability

TopicTask

Data (focus: investigating numerical data)

Is your favourite NRL footballer also the best? (DOCX, 192 KB)

Graphs (focus: interpreting real data)

What's happened to the amount of water in the Ross River dam? (DOCX, 242 KB)

Percentages, mode and mean (focus: compare and interpret)

What does a Home Ground Advantage mean for the NQ Cowboys? (DOCX, 165 KB)

Statistics (focus: data interpretation)

How important is height for the Townsville Fire players? (DOCX, 160 KB)

Solutions (DOCX, 178 KB)

Year 8

Numbers and Algebra

TopicTask

Rates (focus: dollars per second analysis)

Does it cost more to be a North Queensland thrill seeker? (DOCX, 164 KB)

Simple interest (focus: comparision)What's the best way to buy a dinghy? (DOCX, 155 KB)

Measurement and Geometry

TopicTask

Volume (focus: prisms)

What kind of crab pot gets you the biggest feed? (DOCX, 745 KB)

Area (focus: parallelograms, trapeziums, rhombuses and kites)How big is the Charters Towers Region? (DOCX, 262 KB)
Area (focus: parallelograms, trapeziums, rhombuses and kites)How big is the Burdekin? (DOCX, 261 KB)
Area (focus: parallelograms, trapeziums, rhombuses and kites)How big is the Tablelands Region? (DOCX, 327 KB)

Statistics and Probability

TopicTask

Statistics (focus: mean, median, outliers)

Where's the cheapest place to get fit in North Queensland? (DOCX, 161 KB)

Year 9

Numbers and Algebra

TopicTask

Linear relationships (focus: gradients)

Do Townsville residents use less water when water restrictions change levels? (DOCX, 334 KB)

Linear relationships (focus: limitations of linear models)Will Townsville or Cairns ever have one million residents? (DOCX, 176 KB)

Measurement and Geometry

TopicTask

Volume, surface area (focus: cylinders)

What kind of crab pot can you buy to get you the biggest feed? (DOCX, 462 KB)

Area (focus: composite shapes)How big is the Charters Towers Region? (DOCX, 262 KB)
Area (focus: composite shapes)How big is the Burdekin? (DOCX, 261 KB)
Area (focus: composite shapes)How big is the Tablelands Region? (DOCX, 327 KB)
Measurement (focus: Pythagoras' theorem)Who is the furthest from home? (DOCX, 336 KB)
Trigonometry (focus: Pythagoras' theorem)How much steel is used for the Burdekin Bridge? (DOCX, 239 KB)

Statistics and Probability

TopicTask

Percentages and statistics (focus: compare percentages and histograms)

What does a Home Ground Advantage mean for the NQ Cowboys? (DOCX, 168 KB)

Statistics (focus: B-to-B steam/leaf plots)How important is height for the Townsville Fire players? (DOCX, 169 KB)

Year 10

Numbers and Algebra

TopicTask

Linear relationships (focus: equations)

Could Townsville ever run out of water? (DOCX, 332 KB)

Measurement and Geometry

TopicTask

Volume (focus: composite solids)

What kind of crab pot gets you the biggest feed? (DOCX, 670 KB)

Trigonometry (focus: Pythagoras' theorem)How much steel is used for the Burdekin Bridge? (DOCX, 293 KB)

Statistics and Probability

TopicTask

Statistics (focus: comparing boxplots)

How important is height for the Townsville Fire players? (DOCX, 158 KB)

Bivariate data (focus: scatterplots)How much does it cost to be a North Queensland thrill seeker? (DOCX, 286 KB)