# Use of mathematics

In Simple Climate Model students use an Excel spreadsheet or a graphic calculator to find polynomial functions to model temperature change and compare these with an exponential model. This covers part of the content of ‘working with graphical and algebraic techniques’, one of the compulsory units for AS: Use of Mathematics.

In Chaotic Population students use a graphic calculator, then a spreadsheet, to investigate a recurrence relation which simulates population changes, some of which exhibit chaotic behaviour. This covers part of the content of ‘Applying Mathematics’, the other compulsory unit for AS: Use of Mathematics.

Title and Description | Notes |
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Simple Climate ModelRequires Excel |
Students’ worksheet (pdf, 260 KB) |

Teachers’ notes (pdf, 250 KB) | |

Simple Climate ModelRequires a graphic calculator |
Students’ worksheet (pdf, 190 KB) |

Teachers’ notes. (pdf, 140 KB) | |

Chaotic Population ModelRequires a graphic calculator and Excel |
Students’ notes (pdf, 190 KB) |

Students’ worksheet (xls, 20KB) | |

Teachers’ notes (pdf, 190 KB) |