This is a Professional Development course for teachers, from Primary or Intermediate level teachers and those currently teaching General Mathematics in NSW, to more Senior level teachers.
There are four courses, increasing gradually in depth and complexity. Focused online lessons and activities are provided through OpenLearning. The course has been developed by the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW.
An introduction to the algebra of linear equations and the connections with the geometry of lines in the Cartesian coordinate framework, presented via lots of practical examples from everyday life. This course will review your understanding of lines, slopes, intercepts and transformations, and how geometry and algebra meet in the Cartesian plane of Fermat and Descartes.
Applications range from slopes of pyramids to internet speeds to temperature conversions and move towards supply demand curves in economics and the important topic of regression, or best fit, from statistics.
A great course for teachers wanting to improve their fundamental understanding about linear equations and gain experience with a wealth of interesting examples to bring to their classrooms.
Please see our Online Professional Development courses webpage for all details.