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Why did we include this photograph?

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When you look at each photograph it may not at first be obvious why it can be used for maths. We will leave it up to your imagination in most cases.

If you look at this sign, how many different mathematical possibilities do you see?

How many kilometres will you travel if you leave Orange and drive to Cowra? Is it further to drive from Bathurst to Orange or from Orange to Cowra? If you start at Bathurst in which direction is Orange? When was each of the 3 towns established? What is the current population of each town? If you keep driving past Cowra, what town will you pass through next? How far from Cowra is this town? Where does Highway 33 go to and from? What about Highway 31? About where would you be if you are 49 km from Bathurst?

What other challenges can you create using this photograph as the stimulus?