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The Cartesian Plane

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In your gridbooks, write a maths vocabulary list titled, The Cartesian Plane. When you have finished, you can define your words. Eg,

A coordinate plane is an important tool for working with these equations. It is formed by a horizontal number line, called the x-axis, and a vertical number line, called the y-axis. The two axes intersect at a point called the origin.


Consider this…the ORIGIN can be thought of as the centre of the soccer field where the ball is placed at the start of the game.


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Can you explain GST in Australia?

Can you identify the GST component of invoices and receipts?

How can you demonstrate the use of percentages and make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages to FIND the GST on particular products?

1) Watch and take Skinny Notes:

2) Complete the discussion questions on your iPad. Copy and paste these questions into the Pages app. Type responses under each question.

a) In your own words, describe what tax is.
b) What are taxes used for?
c) What does GST stand for?
d) Name three products that you don’t pay GST on.
e) Which products do you buy that have GST on them?
f) What is the difference between goods and services?
g) GST makes up ____% of the price we pay for things.
h) What changes might the government make to the GST?
i) Why is the government thinking of making the changes?
j) Name three thingsyou learnt watching the GST Changes story.


3) Let’s hit the shops! Study shopping receipts (dockets).

Collect shopping receipts to look for examples of GST. As a class or individually, answer the following questions:

  • What items have GST? Highlight
  • What items are GST free? Highlight
  • What is the total tax amount included in this receipt?

A helpful resource…

You can refer to the ATO’s website for a listing of GST free foods and beverages

4) Now, look at our School Canteen Pricelist 2015, to complete the following table in your maths grid book!

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In Maths we have been exploring the Order of Operations. The four processes must be completed within an equation following the BODMAS rule to gain the correct result. The use of brackets comes first, and then BODMAS applies within that!

You are to rewrite the sum underneath as you solve each step.

a) 3 x 4 + (10 – 8)

= 3 x 4 + 2

= 12 + 2


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Select one of the tasks to do below. You get to choose your level of difficulity!

SET 1 – Grade 6

Order Of Operations – Task 1

SET 2 – A challenge!

Order of Operations – Task 2

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