Exploring how graphing technology deepens students’ understanding of systems of simultaneous linear equations, matrices and planes

Rose Jewell

10:15-11:15, Friday 1 July

Session description

Graphing technology can bring many Further Maths topics alive. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore linear algebra and geometrical interpretations using a graphing calculator at this level.

We will explore different learning approaches for solving systems of linear simultaneous equations, including matrix manipulation and inverses. The consistency of a system and the possible solutions will be discussed, and then investigated graphically.

The session will appeal to teachers who would like to consider using or extending student use of graphing technology for deepening understanding. It will be particularly helpful to teachers of Further Mathematics or those preparing to teach Further Mathematics. Bring your Casio fx-CG50 if you have one. If not, calculators will be available to use during the session.

Interests: Use of technology in teaching mathsA level Mathematics / Further Mathematics

About Rose Jewell

Rose Jewell studied at St Catherine’s College, Oxford and went on to teach Mathematics in a variety of state schools including seventeen years in sixth form colleges and Head of Maths in an independent school. Rose is an MEI Associate and an Area Coordinator for the AMSP. She is a Principal Examiner and Deliverer of Training with OCR for AS and A level. In recent years, she has written A level textbooks and exam practice books for Hodder Education and has a GCSE book for JKP in production. As a teacher adviser to Casio, she has produced “How to” videos, classroom resources and provided hands-on training in the use of graphing calculators.