Year 7 Maths – Applying Algebra

Ever stopped to think about the mathematical intricacies hidden within everyday tasks? From the mundane to the monumental, algebra often lurks behind the scenes, helping us make sense of the world around us. Year 7 Maths students are diving deep into this fascinating realm during their classes.

In the video, we take a closer look at something as seemingly simple as mowing a lawn. Beyond the whirring blades and the scent of freshly cut grass, lies a world of calculations waiting to be explored. Deputy Principal Nathan Reynolds chats with Matt, our school Maintenance Officer, to unravel the algebraic secrets of lawn mowing. Together, they’ll delve into the various scenarios where algebra comes into play, from calculating the area of the lawn to determining the optimal mowing conditions for efficiency.

Our Year 7 Maths students have been tasked with identifying and exploring similar scenarios, shedding light on the practical applications of algebra in everyday life.

Stay tuned for further videos and updates as our students share their findings and formulas.

This Term in Year 8 Science students have been learning about Energy Transformation. Below are examples of some of the practical, engaging activities students have been tasked with to apply their knowledge.

Energy Transformation

Have you very wanted to move a golf ball without touching it? Well that is what the year 8’s were tasked with. Using their knowledge of the different types of energy and their transfers and transformations the Year 8’s devised different contraptions to achieve success.

Year 8 egg assessment

The year 8’s are also in for an egg-cellent time, working on their assessment task creating a vehicle to move an egg as far and as fast as possible using their knowledge of energy transformations and transfers.

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