Ashwood High School eNews

Issue 4 2022

Mathematics Learning Area Report

Our Year 8 students have been studying rates and ratios in Maths this term. To emphasise the connection of Maths to the ‘every day’, students have engaged in a number of hands-on activities. In one lesson, students made paper models of famous buildings – and calculated the scale of their replica to the real thing. See picture below of Matilda and Chloe with their replica of the Eiffel Tower. In another lesson, to study the concept of rates, we calculated the speed of local traffic. Our calculations determined that 3 out of 10 cars surveyed were over the speed limit of 60km/hr!

Michael Cifra
Maths and Science Teacher