Year 4, Term 4: Logistics
Scope and sequence: Logistics, Analytics
design their own enterprises and explore how the associated
logistics and data can be represented in different ways.
Overview: This unit builds on prior knowledge from SILO 1.1 'Graphs' and SILO 2.4 'Data and variables' but also has some overlap with design. The main focus is engaging each child to design their own enterprise where they use mathematics and design principles to identify logistical issues. For example, a music festival would involve ticket sales and other elements relating to event management. An online jewelry store would involve a web presence. Both would benefit from a budget created as an Excel spreadsheet.
Australian Curriculum (version 9.0)
"A student collects discrete data and constructs graphs using a given scale." (MA2-DATA-01)
"A student interprets data in tables, dot plots and column graphs." (MA2-DATA-02)
"Students learn to recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented differently depending on the purpose." (AC9TDI4K03)
Introduction to the topic
Introduction to graphic design
Repetition can be a useful idea and process when working
with graphics. The following image of four robots involved making
one robot and then duplicating it while making some small changes.
The source file for these robots involved working with auto shapes in
PowerPoint. It can be accessed here.
Using layers in PowerPoint
Grouping and ungrouping images in PowerPoint
Introduction to frame-based animation in PowerPoint
Creating frame-based animations in PowerPoint is a simple process based on the functionality of inserting duplicate slides as follows:
Creating budgets in Excel (or Google sheets)
Types of data