1.2.3 Process

Mathematical processes are different from content in that they overarch the subject and are not thought of as hierarchical. A list of processes could contain:

  • problem-solving (including investigating);

  • mathematical modelling;

  • reasoning;

  • communicating;

  • making connections (including applying mathematics); and

  • using tools.

Each of the six processes liste
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3.4 A note on suspense

By raising various expectations in the reader's mind, a writer can create an atmosphere of suspense – the desire to turn the page and find out what happens next. How much will the story follow the reader's expectations, how much will it confound them? In this way, suspense is
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1.4.1 Try some yourself

Activity 8

If a litre is one cubic decimetre, how many litres are there in a cubic metre?

Answer

Since a litre is one cubic decimeter, the questi
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4.5 More about covalent bonding

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3.3 Have I given due consideration to units of measurement?

Many mathematical problems include units of measurement. The measurement may be of length, weight, time, temperature or currency. The UK uses both metric and imperial units.

The table below gives the units of length that are in everyday use in the UK, but you may know some others.

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1.3 Rounding in general

Numbers are often approximated to make them easier to handle, but sometimes it doesn’t help very much to round to the nearest 10 or the nearest 100 if the number is very large. For example, suppose the monthly balance of payments deficit was actually £24 695 481. Rounded to the nearest 10, it's £24 695 480; and to the nearest 100, it's £24 695 500. But £24 695 500 is still a complicated number to deal with in your head. That's why it was rounded to £25 000 000 in the newspaper
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6.1 course summary

1. A coordinate system provides a systematic means of specifying the position of a particle. A system in one dimension involves choosing an origin and a positive direction in which values of the position coordinate increase. Values of the position coordinate are positive or negative numbers multiplied by an appropriate unit of length, usually the SI unit of length, the metre (m).

2. The movement of a particle along a line can be described graphically by plotting values of the particle's
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