# Year 10 – maths in science elective

The lessons and sequences in this program of learning are designed to allow students to explore applications of mathematics in science.

This program of learning addresses content from the Path focus areas of Variation and rates of change A, Variation and rates of change B, Non-linear relationships C, and Logarithms. Students will explore rates of change, non-linear relationships, and logarithms in real world contexts.

This Year 10 unit is designed to be an elective unit to extend students that have completed the Core content within Stage 5. All lessons incorporate Path content and assume students are confident with related Core content.

The Mathematics K–10 Syllabus (2022) is to be taught in Years 3 to 10 from 2024.

Detailed implementation information including key features and resources is available on the Mathematics syllabus development page (NESA).

### Elective 1 – Maths in science

#### Introduction

Maths in science elective – unit of learning (DOCX 355 KB)

#### Lesson 1 – graphing stories

Graphing stories (DOCX 4.93 MB)

Graphing stories presentation (PPTX 1.3 MB)

#### Lesson 2 – graph-ity falls

Graph-ity falls (DOCX 5.14 MB)

Graph-ity falls presentation (PPTX 1.86 MB)

#### Lesson 3 – direct variation

Direct variation (DOCX 7.8 MB)

Direct variation presentation (PPTX 1.8 MB)

#### Lesson 4 – inverse variation

Inverse variation (DOCX 6.98 MB)

Inverse variation presentation (PPTX 2 MB)

#### Lesson 5 – para-solar

Para-solar (DOCX 7.84 MB)

Para-solar presentation (PPTX 2.61 MB)

#### Lesson 6 – in a galaxy far, far away

In a galaxy far, far away (DOCX 5.85 MB)

#### Lesson 7 – breeding like rabbits

Breeding like rabbits (DOCX 7.29 MB)

#### Lesson 8 – why vampires don’t exist

Why vampires don’t exist (DOCX 8.26 MB)

Why vampires don’t exist presentation (PPTX 1.51 MB)

#### Lesson 9 – where’s the pHun in that?

Where’s the pHun in that? (DOCX 7.3 MB)

Where’s the pHun in that? presentation (PPTX 1.48 MB)

#### Lesson 10 – logging those sounds

Logging those sounds (DOCX 6.73 MB)

Logging those sounds presentation (PPTX 2.53 MB)

#### Lesson 11 – one small step IS one giant leap

One small step IS one giant leap (DOCX 5.86 MB)

One small step IS one giant leap presentation (PPTX 3.22 MB)

## Syllabus

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Mathematics K–10 Syllabus (2022) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2024.

Category:

• Mathematics (2022)
• Stage 5
• Unit