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Year 9: Towering Mathematics

by Peter Fox


ACMNA296 – Graph simple non-linear relations with and without the use of digital technologies and solve simple related equations


  • Non-Linear function
  • Recursion
  • Spreadsheet

About the Lesson

Students explore the relationship between the number of discs and moves required to solve the classic “Tower of Hanoi” problem. The TI-Nspire file produced by Andy Kemp contains a virtual Tower of Hanoi interactive that records the number of moves and allows the number of discs to be changed; the file also provides feedback stating whether the minimum number of moves has been achieved.