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Calculus

This sub-collection of resources from the Virtual Text Book collection contains six resources designed for use on an interactive whiteboard to aid the teaching and learning of a variety of topics in ‘Calculus'. Each resource is an interactive Excel worksheet to encourage teacher-student interaction. The topics...

Calculus: Graphing the First and Second Differentials

This excel program contains two interactive spreadsheets designed to explore the gradient functions of cubic and quadratic functions.

The first activity enables students to alter the coefficients in the function ax2+...

Circle Geometry

This resource consists of four interactive excel files dealing with the circumference and area of circles and some of the main circle theorems.

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Circles

This Excel file has a series of sheets which illustrate the link between the equation of a circle and the corresponding graph. It goes on to deal with the intersection of a circle with a straight line.

The first...

Circles - Equations and Graphs

This excel program contains a series of interactive spreadsheets related to the equation of the circle. The first sheets enable the student to alter the radius and centre of the circles centred at the origin and elsewhere. The program allows the student to view the...

Collisions

This series of interactive excel sheets investigate models involving collisions.

The first sheet simulates two particles colliding. Initial velocity, mass and resulting velocity of the two particles can be set, or a...

Comparing and Ordering Numbers

This series of interactive excel sheets aimed at Year Four students look at comparing and ordering numbers. Answers can be checked each time and new questions generated at the click of a button.

In the first sheet...

Comparing and Ordering – Numbers and Quantities

This series of interactive excel sheets aimed at Reception students explores comparing and ordering both numbers and quantities. Answers can be checked each time and new questions generated at the click of a button.

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Composite Functions

This excel workbook contains a series of sheets to help students explore different types of composite functions including linear, quadratic and reciprocal functions.

The first sheet allows students to input different...

Conversion Graphs

This excel file starts with a series of five sheets which show conversion graphs involving metric and imperial measures for height and weight and graphs for money conversions. The two money conversions allow the exchange rate to be altered. Units used include stones, kg...