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Here are some specific activities, investigations or visual aids we have picked out. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Using A Calculator Questions to test your ability to use a basic calculator, scientific calculator and a graphic display calculator.
- Using Graphs Use the graphs provided and create your own to solve both simultaneous and quadratic equations.

Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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*The Big Wheel at Fantasy Fun Fayre rotates clockwise at a constant speed completing 15 rotations every hour. The wheel has a diameter of 90 metres and the bottom of the wheel is 6 metres above the ground.*" ... more - "
*The Fun Wheel at the Meller Theme Park rotates at a constant speed.*" ... more - "
*The widest river in the world has a width of 11km at its widest point. Suppose there were a straight length of this river near Awkwardville (A) as shown in the diagram below. Points A and P lie on opposite banks, such that AP is the shortest distance across the river. Point B represents the centre of Bumblingburg which is located on the southern riverbank.*" ... more - "
*The height above the ground, H metres, of a passenger on a Ferris wheel t minutes after the wheel starts turning, is modelled by the following equation:*" ... more

Click on a topic below for suggested lesson Starters, resources and activities from Transum.

- Algebra Pupils begin their study of algebra by investigating number patterns. Later they construct and express in symbolic form and use simple formulae involving one or many operations. They use brackets, indices and other constructs to apply algebra to real word problems. This leads to using algebra as an invaluable tool for solving problems, modelling situations and investigating ideas. If this topic were split into four sub topics they might be: Creating and simplifying expressions; Expanding and factorising expressions; Substituting and using formulae; Solving equations and real life problems; This is a powerful topic and has strong links to other branches of mathematics such as number, geometry and statistics. See also "Number Patterns", "Negative Numbers" and "Simultaneous Equations".
- Graphs This topic includes algebraic and statistical graphs including bar charts, line graphs, scatter graphs and pie charts. A graph is a diagram which represents a relationship between two or more sets of numbers or categories. The data items are shown as points positioned relative to axes indicating their values. Pupils are typically first introduced to simple bar charts and learn to interpret their meaning and to draw their own. More sophisticated statistical graphs are introduced as the pupil's mathematical understanding develops. Pupils also learn about coordinates as a pre-requisite for understanding algebraic graphs. They then progress to straight line graphs before learning to work with curves, gradients, intercepts, regions and, for older pupils, calculus.

Utilizing graphing calculators or software, students can approach problems numerically or graphically, allowing for approximation of solutions that are otherwise complex or impossible to derive analytically.

This video on Sketching Functions with a Calculator is from Revision Village and is aimed at students taking the IB Maths AA Standard level course

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