MATLAB for Primary and Secondary Schools

"10 Tasks on Math Modeling" Courseware

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Course Materials Include:

  • Syllabus
  • Task Booklet
  • 5 videos
  • Code and instructor solutions

10 Tasks on Math Modeling

By Dr. Ian Thomson
Mathematics Department
Ormiston College

Engage high school students with fun tasks in mathematics! This curriculum is a collection of 10 mathematics tasks designed for students in Years 10-12. Tasks start with a background story to introduce the problem. Examples include analyzing the perfect basketball shot, cracking secret messages and helping stranded astronauts back home!

Mathematics topics covered include calculus, probability, graphing and sequences. Students are introduced to the MATLAB environment as a tool for mathematical modeling and computation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn mathematical modeling to solve real world problems
  • Learn mathematical concepts in algebra, calculus, random numbers, functions and graphs, sequences and matrices