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Year 12-13 Do Maths in the Snow
Posted 05/02/2019 16:10

Year 12 and 13 Maths students took advantage of the snow to put into real world practice some of the topics they have learned this year. Year 12 experienced for themselves the motion of connected objects on a smooth surface. As a smooth surface is one in which there is no friction between the object and the surface the snow was an excellent way of simulating the situation. The students were in agreement that the surface was indeed slippery…younger students should not try this without supervision! After, they experimented with collisions of objects. Meanwhile, Year 13 used the snow to trace out the path of a cardioid- a common graph in polar coordinates! Then they studied projectile motion, observing the parabolic flight paths of snowballs.


                 

 

   

 

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