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Rugby Conversion Kicks and the Application of Right-Angled TrigonometryNEW 

From the sporting context of a rugby player attempting a conversion kick comes an application of right-angled trigonometry. The question “where to kick from?” leads to the consideration of how an angle of view changes as distances change and ultimately …


Rugby Conversion Kicks and the Application of Right-Angled Trigonometry – Teacher EditionNEW 

From the sporting context of a rugby player attempting a conversion kick comes an application of right-angled trigonometry. The question “where to kick from?” leads to the consideration of how an angle of view changes as distances change and ultimately …


Simplex & The Science Of Burger MakingNEW 

The simplex algorithm, sometimes dubbed the world’s most powerful, sits at the heart of linear programming. Classically the subject of tertiary-level study, Dantzig’s simplex algorithm can be used to solve important problems like how to make a ‘better’ burger patty. …


DOGBALL 2.0 – A Study of Bounce – Part 1

Dogball is an enigma. The bouncy toy exterior hides a rich yet accessible modelling task within; a delicious intersection of maths and science, a potential PSMT/Folio task for Stage 1 Mathematical Methods featuring low floor, high ceiling and room for …


DOGBALL 2.0 – A Study of Bounce – Part 2 (Solution)

Below is a video outlining a solution answering the questions posed in the resource “Dogball 2.0 – A Study of Bounce – Part 1“. It is not intended to be the best or only way to answer these questions. It …


DOGBALL

Below you can access: DOGBALL.pdf – a currently-brief but mostly complete summary of the activity you experienced. vdbcgraw.csv – the csv file of the data we used in the activity – which is a subset of the data that was …


Generosity – an approach to fractions and percentages.

This unit uses the context of generosity to introduce a need to have a fractional way of thinking about something.

It develops a way of thinking about fractions – the for-every idea – that is the elusive multiplicative model.

Developed over about 5 years, this approach has been tried and seems to work. 🙂


Exponential and trigonometric functions

A selection of documents that share some nice ideas about exponential functions, trigonometric functions and a lovely context where both concepts come together.

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A quick list of sample means.

Download a program that will creates the number of samples you desire, of a size you define from a normal population with standard deviation and mean you define.

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Developing ways-of-thinking about the ideas that form calculus

This video and documents outline a 4 session course that aim to assist students to develop the optimal ways-of-thinking about the ideas that underpin calculus.

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