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VCE Mathematical Methods

Unit 4 School-assessed Coursework – How to develop a modelling or problem-solving task for functions, algebra and calculus

The following videos, PowerPoint and task design template have been produced to assist teachers in developing a modelling or problem-solving task.

How to develop a modelling or problem-solving task for functions, algebra and calculus presentation (pptx - 1.1mb)

Modelling or problem-solving task design template (docx - 59.11kb)

Video 1: Choosing the context and identifying questions of interest

This describes how the context for the sample modelling or problem-solving task was selected, its title, introductory and background text, and source(s) of data or other information, as applicable.

Video 1: Choosing the context and identifying questions of interest transcript (docx - 28.8kb)

Video 2: Part 1

This shows how the first part of the sample modelling or problem-solving task was developed, and identifies context, questions of interest, source(s) of data or information, possible scaffolding, as applicable, and relevant content. It specifies analysis required for this part and sub-parts of the task.

Video 2: Part 1 transcript (docx - 27.3kb)

Video 3: Part 2

This shows how the second part of the sample modelling or problem-solving task was developed, and identifies context, questions of interest, source(s) of data or information, possible scaffolding, as applicable, and relevant content. It specifies analysis required for this part and sub-parts of the task.

Video 3: Part 2 transcript (docx - 27.45kb)

Video 4: Part 3

This shows how the third part of the sample modelling or problem-solving task was developed, and identifies context, questions of interest, source(s) of data or information, possible scaffolding, as applicable, and relevant content. It specifies analysis required for this part and sub-parts of the task.

Video 4: Part 3 transcript (docx - 27.4kb)

Video 5: Assessment

This shows how to map mark weightings for the three parts of the sample application task with respect to the outcomes and identifies aspects of the task related to the VCAA performance criteria for the outcomes from the Advice for teachers section of the study page.

Video 5: Assessment transcript (docx - 26.98kb)

 

The completed sample modelling or problem-solving task for functions, algebra and calculus (doc - 223kb)
This includes mapping tables to the areas of study, topics and content, and the outcomes and key knowledge and key skills covered.

See the full suite of tasks in the advice for teachers resource page.