Use of technology
One of the objectives for all group 5 subjects is to “use technology accurately, appropriately and efficiently both to explore new ideas and to solve problems”.
The exploration may offer opportunities for this objective to be achieved, although this is not a requirement for the exploration. For external assessment, the use of technology is limited to the graphic display calculator, but for the exploration, there are no such limitations. It is reasonable, but not essential, to expect that students when producing their explorations, will utilize technology in one or more ways.
- any kind of calculators, the internet, data logging devices
- word processing packages, spreadsheets, graphics packages
- statistics packages or computer algebra packages.
Great software for working with graphs, diagrams, functions, spreadsheets, statistics, calculus, and much, much more. www.geogebra.org
A fabulous resource for a quick tutorials on many math topics. Use the search feature to find videos, applets, and notes to help you understand some of the math behind your topic. www.khanacademy.org
An online graph plotter with graphing capabilities similar to those of your graphical calculators. www.fooplot.com
A really powerful search (For example, type “find antiderivative of f(x) = 3x” into the search bar.) There is an app available for iphones, etc.www.wolframalpha.com
Not sure how to do something? You tube is a great source of tutorial videos. For example, here is a video on how to create a graph using Excel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZAZj
Word has an equation editor built in – this will make your life easier when it comes to word processing mathematics. You may need to install this feature.
There are youtube videos and various websites that show you have to use the editor.
Graphing Calculator 3D . A free program that can graph in three dimensions. Can be downloaded or used online