Course details

Everyday Maths

Year level

7-8

Duration

1 hour

Level

Beginner

Max students

28

Course details

Everyday Maths

INDUSTRY FOCUS AREA: All
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM LINKS: Mathematics, Personal & Social Capability, Critical & Creating, Thinking, Design and Technologies, Music
TECHNOLOGY USED: Jump mats, Speed gates, iPads, Numbers, GarageBand software, Physics Toolbox software

Introduction
Mathematics is not just an abstract activity, but is present in everyday activities and is a useful tool to understand the world around us. Mathematics is everywhere – it can be used to analyse data, identify and predict patterns, and is a vital tool in developing problem-solving skills. It is an indispensable tool in many professions – engineers and scientists could not operate without it; it is important for chefs, chemists, builders, accountants, and nearly every profession one could imagine.

Program Summary
Students will investigate mathematical principles in a range of practical activities. They will partake in experiments of collecting and analysing data.

Some activities will involve sports equipment.

Career Links:

Artisans: machine operators, electricians, carpenters, chefs etc.
Designers: architects, draftspersons
Engineers: civil, construction, electrical, mechanical
Scientists: chemists, physicists, biologists, sports scientists, environmental scientists.
Professionals: accountants, sports coaches, health care etc.