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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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Approaches to the WACE 2011 Mathematics 3C3D Exam

This document presents an approach or approaches to the 2011 WACE Mathematics 3C3D Examination. These approaches incorporate the use of CAS as well as ‘by hand’ solution methods. At times two alternative methods are presented. The providing of two solutions is intended to encourage a conversation between teachers and students about the most deserning and efficient way to tackle the mathematics presented in this form of assessment.

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ClassPad II companion for General Maths 3

A ‘how to’ companion book for the Tasmanian General Maths 3 course written by Gary Anderson.

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