Issue #22 - MathsLinks Newsletter - resources for maths teachers
Term 3... where has the year gone?
A great discussion starter as a follow-up to similar triangles or maybe trigonometry. The Forestry Commission England shares a technique for measuring the height of a tree using a stick.

From TEDEd, an engaging look at misleading graphs.
Maths, Science, fidget spinner. Steve Mould measures how the speed of a fidget spinner changes to show why it's so hard to get one to spin for substantially longer.

As the cargo director on the maiden voyage of the S.S. Buoyant, you’ve agreed to transport several tanks containing the last specimens of an endangered fish species to their new aquarium. Unfortunately, the boat is battered by a fierce storm, throwing your precious cargo overboard. Can you get the fish to safety and save the day?

New HSC Syllabus
NESA have released new school-based assessment requirements, and new sample assessment schedules, for the existing calculus-based Mathematics courses.

The new Mathematics Standard 1 course has been classified as Category B. This is important information for students as they make subject selections for 2018 - particularly if your school is going to offer the Standard 1/Rhombus/Lozenge pathway in Year 11.
NESA have released some additional sample assessment tasks for Year 12 Standard 1 and Standard 2.

NESA have released two additional pathways for studying Stage 5 Mathematics. These are resourced programs rather than a change to the syllabus.
Do you use reflection in your mathematics lessons? Find out why critical reflection is so important, and how you can incorporate it into your mathematics classroom. Dr Catherine Attard.

Cambridge Mathematics provides a research overview in Espresso 7: "How can we measure maths teaching?"

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