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STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are naturally entwined.  Activities provided in this section focus on: Scientific exploration, Inquiry based learning, Coding and Engineering using the TI-Innovator.
Year 7: STEM Classroom ActivitiesDownload
Coding

Counting Factors

How fast could you count the factors of 3600? In this activity students use a simple algorithm to determine the quantity of factors for any given number, the algorithm is converted into code for the TI-Nspire calculator then tested. Students are then able to explore patterns in the quantity of factors.
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    Fast Facts

    This activity is an extension of the Factors that Count activity and Counting Factors Coding exercise.  STEM principles involve designing, testing and evaluating.  In this exercise students evaluate the efficiency of the Counting Factors program and through small changes in the code and some basic number facts students dramatically improve the efficiency.

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      Standard ACMSP170

      Construct and compare a range of data displays including stem-and leaf plots and dot plots

      Activity: Goldbach Conjecture

      Explore one of the great ‘unsolved mathematics’ problems.  The humble beginnings make this problem accessible to upper primary level mathematics:  “Every even number greater than two can be written as the sum of two prime numbers”.   Students start by exploring two digit numbers, then they apply some relatively simple coding commands to write a basic program that makes exploration quicker.  One of the beauties of this unsolved mathematics problem is that it is easy to escalate the mathematics and coding aspects to provide a challenge to a broad range of students.

      • ACMSP170
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      Unit 1 Skill Builder 1

      TI-Codes Unit 1 Skill Builder 1

      10 Minutes of Coding Series

      This worksheet supports the TI-Codes 10 Minutes of coding series. Students should complete Unit 1 - Skill Builder 1 before attempting to answer the questions on this worksheet. The worksheet is for TI-Nspire CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS, some questions are marked for the CX CAS only.

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        TI-Codes Unit 1 Skill Builder 2

        10 Minutes of Coding Series

        This worksheet supports the TI-Codes 10 Minutes of coding series. Students should complete Unit 1 - Skill Builder 2 before attempting to answer the questions on this worksheet. The worksheet is for TI-Nspire CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS.

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          TI-Codes Unit 1 Skill Builder 3

          10 Minutes of Coding Series

          This worksheet supports the TI-Codes 10 Minutes of coding series. Students should complete Unit 1 - Skill Builder 3 before attempting to answer the questions on this worksheet. The worksheet is for TI-Nspire CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS.

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