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Unit A2: Masterchef

Primary Years 3-5  Statistics and probability, Measurement and geometry, Number and algebra, Laura Scali, Alberton Cluster, Alberton Primary School DECD SA

Includes links to the Australian Curriculum Mathematics in data representation and interpretation, using units of measurement, fractions and decimals, money and finance.

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Maths in Junior Masterchef aligned with the Australian Curriculum

Statistics and Probability

Data representation and interpretation

  • · Constructs suitable data displays, with and without the use of digital technologies, from given or collected data. Includes tables, column graphs and picture graphs where one picture can represent many data values
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of different displays in illustrating data features including variability

Student learning experiences

Explores how data can be used to present a particular point of view (eg in advertising). Collects data on food TV advertisements during children’s programs.

Analyses nutritional information on food packaging.


Measurement and Geometry

Using units of measurement

  • · Chooses appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass
  • · Calculates the perimeter and area using familiar metric units
  • · Compares the areas of regular and irregular shapes

Student learning experiences

Area and perimeter workshop – students calculate the area and perimeter of their Junior Masterchef symbol

Measures and compares capacity (cup, tablespoon, teaspoon, mL and L)

Converts mL to L and L to mL

Measures using grams and kilograms

Understands and recalls 1000g=1kg

Investigates time and temperature

Understands maximum and minimum temperature

Reads a temperature scale on an oven

Demonstrates awareness of higher temperatures eg in cooking

Understands that some countries use the imperial system


Number and Algebra

Fractions and Decimals

  • · Models and represents unit fractions
  • · Investigates equivalent fractions used in contexts
  • · Counts by quarters halves and thirds, including with mixed numerals. Locates and represent these fractions on a number line.
  • · Makes connections between fractions and decimal notation

Student learning experiences

Orders and compares fractions using measuring spoons and measuring cups/jugs

Finds equivalent fractions

Reads recipes and understands fractions

Converts fractions in recipes using half and double

Compares fractional amounts and recognizes conversions (1/2L=500mL) (500g, 1/2kg,  0.5kg)



Number and Algebra

Money and Financial

  • · Represents money values in multiple ways and counts the change required for simple transactions to the nearest 5 cents
  • · Solves problems involving purchases and calculation of change to the nearest five cents with and without digital technologies


Student learning experiences

Recognises coins and notes

Analyses supermarket catalogues

Tenders amounts up to $100

Calculates change from  $50

Rounds to the nearest 5c when calculating cost

Budgets and estimates total