QAMT Conference 3 & 4 October

Catalysing Change

Visit the TI Booth at the Conference

TI Australian Team will be there to answer all your questions, drop by the booth and mention code word: TEXAS to receive a gift!

Workshops using TI Technology

Designing An A4 Paper Rocket
Stephen Broderick
In July 2019, the Australian Space Agency opened for business in Adelaide. There will be many future positions available for engineers and mathematical modellers. In this problem-solving activity, participants will design and test a paper rocket made out of a sheet of A4 paper. The paper rockets will be launched and examples of data collected and analysis will be presented.

Two Astronomical STEM Activities
Stephen Broderick
Can I accurately determine the tilt of the Earth’s axis and determine my location’s latitude with just a pinhole camera? Can I prove that the Earth’s orbit is elliptical, calculate its eccentricity and determine the dates of perihelion and aphelion? Both of these activities can be used in a primary context and can be extended and used as a PSMT in the senior school. One lucky participant will win a pinhole camera.

Modelling Motion
Peter Fox
Linear, quadratic and trigonometric functions are just the start. There are so many areas of mathematics that become so much richer when students model motion. Somersaults, bouncing balls, pendulums, and hot air balloons; the sky is the limit.

Parabolas – Shifting The Focus
Peter Fox
There is so much more to this wonderful curve than factorising and expanding the algebraic representation. Paper folding, applications and modelling are just some of the elements that will be touched on in this workshop.

Maths In A Box
Jim Lowe
This hands-on workshop uses origami techniques to create paper boxes of varying sizes. Measurements collected from these boxes provide data for modelling activities which can be completed with or without technology. Participants will also develop a theoretical model for comparison with that obtained from the data collected.


Problem-Solving & Modelling Tasks In The New Mathematics Syllabus
Stephen Broderick
PSMT tasks contribute significantly to the overall assessment in the new senior mathematics courses. Examples of PSMT tasks and where to find data and information will be presented during this session.

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