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Teacher guide Investigating irrational numbers including pi

TLF ID M014018

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that refers to irrational numbers including pi from the Australian Curriculum for year 8 students. It contains material on the real number system and explains how irrational numbers were introduced historically to this system. Information on constructing rational numbers and examples of irrational numbers on the number line is included. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain interactive questions for students to check their progress in the topic.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for both teachers and students for the year 8 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. It is particularly relevant to the content descriptions about investigating irrational numbers including pi. The resource contains historical information about the development of an understanding of irrational numbers and also the continuing refinement of the value of pi.
  • The resource may be useful in helping students achieve that element of the year 8 achievement standard that refers to students describing rational and irrational numbers.
Year level

8

Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • Organization: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • Description: Creator
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.amsi.org.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Interactive
  • Text
Rights
  • © 2013 Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. This material may be copied, distributed and adapted free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all copyright notices and acknowledgements are retained.