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.

Our Future of Education Discussion Brief series was originally introduced to our School community in 2022 over a series of 10 weeks. Each week a new topic was introduced and our community had the opportunity to submit their thoughts and feedback on each paper via an online survey link. In Week 7 of the series, we compiled the feedback received.

We found the vast majority of comments from survey participants was insightful, well researched and constructive in helping us inform the future path of education at CCPS.

Our methodology of processing feedback and presenting it back to our community involved:

  • reviewing feedback and whether it relates to the question posed and or to the theme of the discussion brief
  • making sure the feedback doesn’t give out personal information of the respondent themselves
  • considering whether the feedback is productive to the conversation and fit for public release  
  • Keeping the feedback, from respondents, in its original form.

Read Discussion Brief 7 here:

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