Mathematics is obviously one of my interests, but admiring wrist watches is another. There’s something beautiful about the way a mechanical, battery-less contraption built up from miniscule parts could keep time as long as the wearer stays alive (of course taking into account servicing, etc but I digress). Placing a tool such as a watch… Continue reading Horology, Slide Rules and Logarithms

# Tag: functions

## It’s All Sets

Set Theory underpins the foundations of Mathematics. When all of modern Mathematics is formulated axiomatically with sets, it baffles me how much the syllabus requires us to hide it away from students in the HSC Mathematics courses. At the moment it only rears its head when dealing with topics in Probability and Venn Diagrams, and… Continue reading It’s All Sets

## The Incomplete Treatment of Functions in HSC Mathematics

Related Content Outcome: MA-F1 Working with Functions F1.2: Introduction to Functions What Does The Syllabus Say? The first port of call for all students and teachers when learning or teaching HSC Mathematics is of course the Syllabus. Here is the excerpt from the Syllabus (Page 31) about how a function is defined: define and use… Continue reading The Incomplete Treatment of Functions in HSC Mathematics