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Investigate very small and very large time scales and intervals (ACMMG219)
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If you were asked what the biggest number you can think of is, what would you say? Infinity? Well, what about the biggest finite number you can think of? Mathematician Ron Graham came across such a gigantic number in his research that, to capture its massive size, he and his colleagues needed to come up with new methods ...
This is a website designed for both teachers and students, which addresses very large and very small numbers from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material on the vocabulary and notation for dealing with very large and very small numbers using scientific notation. There are pages for both teachers ...
In this sequence of two lessons, students investigate how many trees would be required to supply paper for their school for a year. Students use similar triangles, Pythagoras' Theorem and algebra to design and construct a Biltmore stick, used to measure the diameter and height of a tree. They measure trees, calculate their ...
This is a 26-page guide for teachers. It extends the study of indices to rational indices and introduces logarithms.
This is a 41-page guide for teachers. It contains an introduction to scale drawings and similarity, and in particular the tests for triangles to be considered similar. Applications of similarity are included throughout the module.
This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses scientific notation from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material on scientific notation using index laws and multiplication, division and indices. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain ...
This lesson challenges students to apply Pythagoras' Theorem to explore a practical real-world problem. Students explore technology reliant on mathematical concepts. The lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources such as ...