Description

Overview

The project looks at the topic of Statics on the Applied Mathematics curriculum for Leaving Certificate. The site includes solved problems and exercises for students to reinforce their understanding of ladders, hinge joints, and inclined planes. An aspect of the resource that might appeal to students and teachers is the inclusion of many Leaving Certificate problems that pre-date the 2001 threshold of www.examinations.ie and which are generally out of print. The construction of force diagrams is a crucial aspect of the topic that many students find difficult. A special interactive feature of this website is that students can watch the construction of the force diagrams at a pace that suits them.

Curriculum Addressed

The topic of Statics on the Applied Mathematics curriculum for Leaving Certificate. (This could also be an ideal topic for a Transition Year module as it would give students a sense of what Applied Mathematics might be like if they chose the subject for Leaving Certificate).
Age Group: 16 to 18 years

 

Author: David Keenahan
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