Note: iMaths is in its final year and will be discontinued at the end of 2024. If you’re looking for a primary maths resource written for the Australian Curriculum Version 9.0, explore Maths Trek.
At the conclusion of an iMaths investigation, it’s important to prompt students to think about how or where else the maths they’ve learned could be applied.
Your prompts should relate back to the investigation and also elaborate on the maths learned in other real-life scenarios. Here are some examples:
If students have completed the Year 1 Investigation Biggest Drink, you can ask:
If students have completed the Year 5 Investigation iFlakes, you can ask:
For every iMaths investigation there is a ready-made slide of questions like the examples above to help prompt students to make connections. Use these Making Connections slides to facilitate a whole-class discussion at the conclusion of your investigation.
Each iMaths investigation allows you to bring maths to life by incorporating other learning areas in a practical and engaging way. See how these investigations link to other learning areas: