Are Mathematical and Scientific Models different?

Using the fitting of curves to cables this activity examines the nature of scientific and mathematical modeling. Either student instruction or CPD for professionals.

Author: Ian Galloway

Topic:  STEM

Tags: Modelling, Parabola, Physics, Quadratic, Software, Tangent, Vector calculus

Connecting Algebra, Geometry and Graphs

Move from words to symbols, to geometric representations, to plotted points and finally to graphs.

Author: Barrie Galpin

Tags: Linear, Quadratic, 2D shapes, Letters and symbols

Intersecting Tangents of a Parabola

Construct two tangents to a parabola and investigate the coordinates of their point of intersection.

Author: Barrie Galpin

Tags: Quadratic, Simultaneous equations, Reasoning, Coordinate Geometry

Graphs in the next dimension

Use an introduction to 3D graphs to reinforce understanding of 2D graphs. (Operating System 3.x)

Author: Nevil Hopley

Tags: Linear, Quadratic, Functions

Linear, Quadratic and Cubic Function Explorer

Explore linear, quadratic and cubic functions, their graphs and their different algebraic representations.

Author: Nevil Hopley

Tags: Linear, Quadratic, Powers and roots, Coordinate systems, Discriminant

Quadratic theory Higher maths exam questions

Higher maths exam level questions on quadratic theory.

Author: David J C Elgin

Tags: Quadratic, Discriminant


Explore functions in a novel environment - moving points on two parallel lines.

Author: Andy Kemp

Tags: Quadratic, Functions, Exponential, Linear

The Discriminant

Explore the role of the discriminant in describing the roots of quadratic equations.

Author: Andy Kemp

Tags: Quadratic

The sheep-pen problem

Recognise a quadratic in a realistic context and solve an optimisation problem

Author: Barrie Galpin

Tags: Quadratic, Perimeter, Area, Algebra