Mathematics / Year 10 / Number and Algebra / Patterns and algebra

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Curriculum content descriptions

Substitute values into formulas to determine an unknown (ACMNA234)

Elaborations
  • solving simple equations arising from formulas
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Substitution

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Compound interest on savings

This is a single-screen presentation that states a compound interest savings problem, reveals the compound interest formula and provides the mathematical steps of the solution before stating in words the final amount accumulated in the savings account.

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Compound interest on borrowings

This is a single-screen presentation that states a compound interest borrowings problem with a high interest rate, reveals the compound interest formula and provides the mathematical steps of the solution before stating the final amount owed in words.

Teacher resource

MoneySmart: Reaching goals: What's involved?

This unit of work students learn about financial planning through the characters Cathy and Dinuka who are Year 10 students planning to go on a holiday together at the end of Year 12. Students learn about goal setting, saving, borrowing, investing, working with compound interest, good and bad credit, depreciation and inflation.

Teacher resource

TIMES Module 36: Number and Algebra: formulas - teacher guide

This is a 13-page guide for teachers. It introduces the use of formulas, and includes substitution and the solution of the resulting equations.

Teacher resource

TIMES Module 33: Number and Algebra: factorisation - teacher guide

This is a 17-page guide for teachers. It continues the discussion of factorisation. In particular, the techniques for the factorisation of quadratic expressions are presented.