Tag Archives: applied mathematics

Real World Line Graphs

Image Source: http://www.flickr.com Straight Line Graphs play an important part in our modern lives. They are used extensively in Sales and Marketing, Economics, Business, Psychology, Science and Medicine. Here is a Graph from a medical study of infertility that has … Continue reading

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Football Assignment

Image Source: http://resources3.news.com.au Troy West (“The Cat Man”) sure likes to spend a day at the footy! In this post we outline a maths assignment on Football called “A Day at the Footy”. The assignment was developed by Ms Shane, … Continue reading

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AFL Ground Sizes

Image Source: http://resources3.news.com.au The Melbourne Cricket Ground “MCG” is the undisputed home of AFL Football. At the end of season Grand Final it can accommodate up to 100,000 cheering fans. The MCG actually comes in at Number 10 on the … Continue reading

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AFL Football GPS

Image Source: http://tumblr.com GPS Technology and Computerised analysis of the collected data has found its way into many sports, especially Australian Rules Football. GPS units are sewn into players Football jumpers, and the players tracked during a game. All of … Continue reading

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Interesting Percentages

Hmmm…there seems to be something drastically wrong with the math here. No wonder we can’t see any shoppers in the carpark! This post is about some of the interesting percents we found while searching the web to create an assignment … Continue reading

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