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Car Racing

Sunday, 11 September 2011 ·

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?

Misleading Graph

Thursday, 04 August 2011 ·

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.

Online picture graphs

Saturday, 12 February 2011 ·

A worksheet to accompany the online tool Pictogram Graph (see on MathsLinks).

Chocolate Bar Graphs

Friday, 01 January 2010 ·

Some chocolate discussion starters for looking at bar graphs: a series of chocolate bar graphs.

Pie Graphs on Netbooks

Thursday, 03 December 2009 ·

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.

Some graphs are just wrong

Friday, 27 November 2009 ·

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…

Pie Graphs - “when will I ever use this?”

Saturday, 07 March 2009 ·

Dilbert answers:

Sector Graphs

Thursday, 12 February 2009 ·

In my fourth year of teaching, I’m finally happy with how teaching sector graphs went.

Temperature Conversion Graph

Saturday, 10 January 2009 ·

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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