Playing with the kids’ toys on the weekend, I came across this car and became interested by the relationship between pulling it back and how far it would travel.
Was it a linear relationship or something else?
I’m not trying to present a view, either way, on the carbon tax being debated in Australia. But those against the carbon tax seem to be providing some good fodder for the maths classroom.
Some chocolate discussion starters for looking at bar graphs: a series of chocolate bar graphs.
Despite every Year 9 student having a laptop for a few weeks, the topics we’ve been covering haven’t lent themselves to full laptop lessons. To end the term, though, we’re reviewing graphs.
Here’s a great example of a graph that is just wrong, the data may be correct, but it has obviously been represented the wrong way. Watch the video…
In my fourth year of teaching, I’m finally happy with how teaching sector graphs went.
As I was putting together a lesson on using conversion graphs, I couldn’t find a nice temperature conversion graph – so I created one.
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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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