Year 10 Mathematics
The focus for our Year 10 students in Mathematics this Spring Term is Linear and Quadratic Graphs. A pre-requisite skill for this topic is plotting coordinates on the Cartesian plane correctly. To ensure mastery of this key skill, students engaged in a variety of practice activities using the Maths software, GeoGebra, as well as online self-marking exercises on Transum.org.
The most fun and engaging activity for the students was ‘Human Coordinates’. Students wrote two coordinates on separate pieces of paper and dropped them in a container. Each student then selected a paper, read their coordinate aloud, stood at the origin (0, 0) of the large Cartesian plane taped on the floor and moved along the axes based on their coordinates. Each student did this twice. This was a great practice activity for a Friday afternoon!