reSolve: Mathematical modelling – Cornering

This unit is about the way in which long vehicles, such as buses, turn corners. Students start with paper scale models, experiment with a bike then use pre-made dynamic geometry programs that highlight the geometric features of cornering, considering the vehicles’ width and front and back overhangs. They prepare a road safety presentation and a report to council about road design.

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Year level(s) Year 9
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords circles, angles, modelling

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Geometry, Apply understanding
Topics Pythagoras and trigonometry, Angles and geometric reasoning
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG222 Investigate Pythagoras’ Theorem and its application to solving simple problems involving right angled triangles
ACMMG224 Apply trigonometry to solve right-angled triangle problems
National numeracy learning progression Understanding geometric properties - UGP6

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ReSolve: Maths by Inquiry

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