# Mathematics Standard Level workshop

**Topics:**Mathematics, Mathematical model, Engineering

**Pages:**2 (344 words)

**Published:**November 8, 2012

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Does your portfolio report read like an article for a mathematical journal? Can your portfolio report be read without referring to the task questions? Does the introduction give a brief overview of the report and its purpose? Does the conclusion summarize the findings? Has unnecessary repetition been avoided? Are graphs, tables and diagrams sufficiently labelled? (including handwritten labels for calculator screen images)

Do all graphs, tables and diagrams include a title and/or caption? Are graphs, tables and diagrams in the main body of text?

(preferably no full-page graphs; and no appendix containing graphs) Has technology been used in a way that helps develop mathematical ideas? Has the application of technology been clearly explained and/or demonstrated? Has calculator/computer notation and terminology not been used? ( y = x2, noty = x ^ 2 ;≈ , not=for approx. values;π , not pi;x, not abs(x); etc) Has the form declaring it is your own work been signed and included with report? Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No

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for Type I Tasks – Mathematical Investigation:

■ Has the general statement been clearly stated?

■ Has the validity of the general statement been tested with further examples? ■ Have comments on scope and limitations of the general statement been included? (in main body of report and summarized in conclusion) ■ Is there a sufficient informal justification of the general statement? for Type II Tasks – Mathematical Modelling:

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Are the variables, parameters and constraints clearly defined? Is there sufficient analysis of how well the mathematical model fits the data? Has the model been applied to other situations?

(“other situations” can include...

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