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Year 10A: Build a Snowman

by Karleigh Nicholls


Students combine their transformational knowledge of a range of functions and relations to build a picture of a snowman. An ISMG is provided to assist with assessment of student work. 


  • Linear function
  • Parabola
  • Circle
  • Hyperbola
  • Exponential
  • Translation
  • Dilation
  • Reflection

About the Lesson

In this activity students use a problem solving and modelling approach using both analytic procedures and technology to build a model of a snowman. Rather than using snow, students use linear, parabolic, hyperbolic and exponential functions, and relations (circles) to build their snowman. An instrument specific marking guide (ISMG) is provided to help grade the task.