Marble mayhem at St Joseph's Hawthorn

Faculty of Education
Monash University

Points for Discussion

In this video, students are required to apply their knowledge and understandings of mathematics, science and technology as they were asked to engineer a solution to the problem given to them. While watching this clip, consider the following questions.

  • What opportunities can you identify for the development of conceptual understandings in mathematics and science in this task at your level?
  • How could teachers ensure that students are able to recognise these?
  • Where might you find link to the technologies curriculum? Where is the engineering?
  • Are there opportunities for assessment in this type of task?