Exploring maths with graphic representations

We are excited to be hosting two online sessions at this year’s Conference and we are looking forward to you joining us. We are exploring how graphic representations help students understand and relate concepts, with a session each on data and 3D lines.

We’ll focus on using the fx-CG50 calculator, though you don’t need to have one for the session.

Casio sessions at MEI Virtual Conference 2020

Thursday 2 July

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14:00-14:45

Using graphing technology for exploring the large data set

Exploring the LDS is challenging. Students can struggle to relate different statistical representations and write coherent, accurate explanations. We will explore how to analyse the LDS on a graphic calculator to bring statistics alive and deepen understanding. This provides the basis for writing good explanations and descriptions of data which are now an important part of the A level exam. The skills will apply to all large data sets and are suitable for all A level Mathematics teachers.

Friday 3 July

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11:00-11:45

Using graphing technology for exploring lines in 3D

Visualising and solving problems of straight lines in 3D is often problematic for students. We will explore ways in which graphic calculators can help students make sense of these for themselves. Suitable for teachers who are familiar with 3D vectors and solving intersections. No knowledge of scalar or vector product is required.

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“When did maths get this easy?”

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About Casio

Casio Education aim to support all UK schools and their teaching of mathematics.

Casio’s long history started in calculators with the launch of the Casio 14-A calculator in 1957, a revolutionary new device using 342 electric relays that solved addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems up to 14 digits.

In 1985, Casio developed the fx-7000G, the first scientific calculator to incorporate graphic function. The fx-7000G offered 82 scientific function and held 422 bytes of programming memory. Today Casio fx-CG50 colour graphic calculator offers over 2,900 functions and 61,000 bytes of programming memory.