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Triathlon: assessment

Test your understanding of distance–time graphs. For example, look closely at graphs of a triathlete's performance (distance against time) for the swimming, running and cycling legs of a triathlon. Interpret the graphs to answer questions about each of the race legs and the overall performance of that triathlete. Compare ...

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Filling glasses: find the right glass

Look closely at some line graphs. Examine the relationship between the shape of a glass and the time taken to fill it with juice. Notice that the fluid level rises more quickly in a narrow glass than in a wide glass. Choose the glass shape that matches a line graph representing its filling rate. This learning object is ...

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Triathlon: triathlete

Compile a news article reporting results of a major triathlon. Look closely at graphs of a triathlete's performance (distance against time) for the swimming, running and cycling legs of the course. Interpret the graphs to answer questions about each of the race legs and the overall performance of the triathlete. Insert ...

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Filling glasses: create the right glass

Look closely at some line graphs. Examine the relationship between the shape of a glass and the time taken to fill it with juice. Notice that the fluid level rises more quickly in a narrow glass than in a wide glass. Choose both parts of the composite-shaped glass to match a line graph representing its filling rate. This ...

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Filling glasses: create the right graph

Look closely at some line graphs. Examine the relationship between the shape of a glass and the time taken to fill it with juice. Notice that the fluid level rises more quickly in a narrow glass than in a wide glass. Choose both sections of a line graph representing the filling rate for a composite-shaped glass. This learning ...

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Triathlon: distance-time graphs

Watch triathletes performing in swimming, cycling and running legs of a triathlon. See how distance-time graphs are used to represent and compare race performances. Examine axis units, scales and gradients to compare course and performance variables. For example, notice that a flat line on a graph shows that an athlete ...

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Filling glasses: graphing and comparing

Look closely at pairs of line graphs. See the relationship between the shape of a glass and the time taken to fill it with juice. Notice that the fluid level rises more quickly in a narrow glass than in a wide glass. Identify the other variables which determine the shape of each line graph. This learning object is one in ...

Teacher resource

Secondary mathematics: using real data

These seven learning activities, which focus on the use of 'real data' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use the three content strands ...

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Physical science: fan cart physics

Experiment with the effects of force and mass on acceleration by loading fans and blocks onto a cart. For example, load a cart with three fans and turn on one fan. Monitor the displacement, velocity and acceleration as the cart moves. Analyse tables and graphs to find out how these quantities vary with time. Discover the ...

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'Stand alone' cartoon by Bruce Petty, 2006

This is a colour cartoon by Bruce Petty that comments on the 2006 Australian History Summit. It shows an Indigenous man standing alone in a desert setting with empty cans and a wrecked car nearby, holding an Aboriginal flag. A voice is heard from Parliament House in a background setting of Canberra with the night sky above, ...

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Motion and forces

This collection of 15 digital curriculum resources is organised in three categories - measuring motion; effects of forces; and friction. The collection includes learning objects that demonstrate how motion can be represented and recorded, as well as investigating the forces that influence it. Graphical techniques are frequently ...

Teacher resource

Using 'Investigating us' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains the experiences of teaching R11461 'Investigating us - unit of work' with a year 8 class. The focus of the unit was on students collecting, organising, analysing and representing categorical and numerical data of personal relevance.

Teacher resource

From data to graph - unit of work

This unit of work explores why we need data and how students begin to collate, present and analyse it to extract the information it offers.

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Comparative pricing using calculations and linear graphs

This collection of 15 interactive learning objects supports year 7-9 students to use mathematical skills in real life situations involving comparative pricing. Two series, 'Mobile phone plans' and 'School canteen', are used predominantly. Each series offers progressively increasing levels of mathematical application. The ...

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The Getting of Wisdom, 1978: 'What's your name? What's your father?'

This clip shows Laura Tweedle Ramsbothom (Susannah Fowle) arriving in the refectory of her new school where, amidst the stares and giggles of the other girls, she is greeted by Miss Chapman (Patricia Kennedy). In the garden Laura is surrounded by some of the girls, who taunt her about her name, her family and her dress. ...

Interactive resource

EagleCat: linear graph

Explore the graphs of linear equations in the form y = mx + c. Observe changes to the gradient and y-intercept under various transformations. Alternately, change the equation and observe changes in the y-intercept or change the y-intercept and see how the equation changes.

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EagleCat: motion graphs

Investigate distance–time and velocity–time graphs by changing position, speed and acceleration.

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Graphing: line of best fit

Plot some data points on a graph. Estimate the position for a line of best fit. Use a graphing tool to check your estimate. Add more points to see how they affect the position of the line of best fit.

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Graph investigator: concentration

Do students with better concentration have faster reaction times? Select the appropriate data sets and choose a useful graph type to investigate this question. See the data presented in the chosen graph type and draw a conclusion about this question. Explore different graph types such as scatter plots, line graphs and histograms. ...

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Random or not: analyse runs of jubes (1:1:1)

Test a machine that randomly packages three types of fruit jubes: kookaburra, koala and kiwi. Notice that each jube type is equally likely to be produced within a packet of 12 jubes. Look at patterns in sequences of jube types such as 3 koala jubes occurring in a row. Analyse the results of large samples. Compare the longest ...