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### Patterns, rules and graphs

In this lesson, students play games and learn about space and location, the Cartesian plane, pattern recognition and reductive reasoning by playing games and thinking. Students create algebraic equations to describe their strategy. Follow this lesson with Graphs: formulas and variables, though both lessons can be taught ...

### Graphs: formulas and variables

In this lesson, students use algebra and linear equations to model two real-world scenarios to find information to make the best choice. Students set the aim of saving for a mobile phone (or similar goal) and use linear equations to model the pay rates of two part-time jobs to help make the better decision. This lesson ...

### Linear expressions and equations: Year 10 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 10 is for the topic of Linear expressions and equations. Students have developed confidence from their prior learning to algebraically solve linear equations of the form ax + b = c and can represent the solution graphically. They extend this to solving pairs of simultaneous linear equations ...

### Graphs: Year 8 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 8 is for the topic of Graphs. Students explore linear relationships in the context of the Cartesian plane using digital tools. Students will then go on to find the rule for a linear relationship and solve linear equations, both graphically and algebraically.

### Patterns and number facts: Year 8 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 8 is for the topic of Patterns and number facts. Students bring together knowledge and skills on linear functions and relations and experiment with digital tools to investigate systematic variation of parameters to show the effect. Students cement their understanding of the 'm' and the 'c' ...

### Graphs: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Graphs. Students are introduced to the four-quadrant Cartesian plane. The format of the coordinates should be explained and demonstrated; coordinates do not have to be an integer value.

### Algebra basics video

Use this video as a springboard to introduce algebraic thinking, and to apply that thinking to a financial context, drawing on reasoning.

### Graphs: Year 9 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 9 is for the topic of Graphs. Students work with points, straight lines and line segments on the Cartesian plane, and use the coordinates of points to apply the formulas for calculating the gradient, midpoint and length of a line segment (distance between two points). They use digital tools ...

### Linear expressions and equations: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Linear expressions and equations. Students solve linear equations with one variable where the solution is a natural number. Begin with solving single-step equations to unpack the basic principles before moving to 2-step equations.

### Mathematical modelling (Algebra): Year 8 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 8 is for the topic of Mathematical modelling. Students model linear relationships to solve real-world applications that they can relate to, such as financial contexts (for example, pay rates for part-time work) or measurements (for example, cooking, constant speed and distance/time graphs, ...

### Mathematical modelling (Algebra): Year 9 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 9 is for the topic of Mathematical modelling. Students use algebraic rules, tables, graphs and digital tools to construct linear and quadratic models for a range of real-life situations, make predictions and solve related problems. They spend time identifying variables to formulate the models ...

### reSolve: Rectilinear Polygons

In this sequence of three lessons, students use geometric reasoning to establish relationships between angles in polygons and go on to make generalisations using algebraic expressions. Students explore and enumerate right angles in a series of rectilinear polygons and generalise their findings. They then explore the number ...

### MathXplosion, Ep 33: On the grid

Explore graphs, grids and mapping with a focus on reading and writing location data using coordinate geometry. Grids and maps illustrate the concepts of parallel/perpendicular lines (axes or labelled number lines), ordered pairs and intersection points.

### Catalyst: Nautical Robots

How might you find out how much and where the Earth's oceans are warming? Watch the report by Ruben Meerman and discover how more than 3000 'nautical robots', known as argo floats, have been placed in the oceans to collect data on variations in temperature, pressure and salinity.

### Round and Round and Round

This resource is a web page containing an interactive that can be used to explore the relationships between the angles of turn that produce the same vertical and horizontal displacements. The task provides an opportunity to apply their understanding of division and recurring decimals. A 'Getting started' page, printable ...

### Tuning and Ratio

This resource is a web page containing a challenging problem solving task that requires an understanding of ratios and logarithms. It explains how intervals such as an octave corresponds to a particular ratio of string lengths which produce the notes. Two types of tuning based on ratios; The Pythagorean Scale and Just Intonation ...

### Burning Down

This resource is a web page containing a challenging problem solving task that requires an understanding of rate and proportion. It can be solved in a number of ways for example graphically, using fractions or equations and all involve reasoning. A printable resource and solution is also available to support the task. This ...

### Trade and Investment at a Glance

Using an illustrated report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides ten learning sequences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian imports and exports. Students: identify Australia's major exports and imports; investigate international trade ...

### Desmos Graphing Calculator - Google Play app

Plot functions, create tables, add sliders and animate your graphs. Touch points of interest on the graph to show maximums, minimums and points of intersection. Type in an equation and watch the calculator solve the problem. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

### TIMES Module 34: Number and Algebra: quadratic equations - teacher guide

This is a 19-page guide for teachers. It introduces quadratic equations and methods for solving them.