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QCE Stuff => QCE Mathematics Subjects => QCE Subjects + Help => QCE Mathematical Methods => Topic started by: Jessytusc on February 20, 2021, 11:13:24 am

Hi all! I’m new to AtarNotes but I need some help with a Unit 3 Math Methods PSMT.
Our task is to create a character themed pool and calculate the area using calculus.
I’ve designed my model and calculated the area but I’m stuck on writing it up.
More specifically, I can’t think of how to evaluate it (reasonableness, strength and limitations) and how to justify the decisions made. I was planning to compare the values calculated by hand to those on the calculator but they would be the same since it’s the same functions and limits so I can’t calculate error.
Has anyone done a similar task or know what I should be things considering?
Thanks for your help

Some things to think about:
How did you decide what fictions top use?
Do they exactly represent how the pool would be?
If you measured a table irl would you be confident in the area down to the nanometre?
How well does your pool suit the character?
Were there sacrifices or tradeoffs that you made?
It might help to try thinking from a "commonsense" perspective without feeling like your ideas need to initially be very mathsy
I hope this helps :)

Thanks Bri! I already have a couple of "commonsense" strengths and limitations but I'm not sure about what type of math I would need to do in the evaluation to show its strengths and limitations?