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.
|Year level(s)||Year 9|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||circles, angles, modelling|
|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
ReSolve: Maths by Inquiry
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