Making the complex simple is hard…

Hi everyone,

This is just a placeholder post for those of you who want to get an early start. More detail to come when I can sit for more than 20 minutes at a time.

Here is the powerpoint:

You must, with a partner, select one page to explain more fully. Use similar simple language, suitable for late primary school. You may make a poster, blog, video, or other medium to make your presentation. This project will assist in the assessment of “structure”, “number”, “listening, viewing & responding”, and ” managing personal learning”.Β  A rubric will be available shortly.

Good luck,

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63 Comments on “Making the complex simple is hard…”

  1. Bernice Says:

    Hi Sir,

    We (Ellayne and myself)choose to do page 25 πŸ˜€

  2. Hao Says:

    Hi sir,
    I think I’m willing to have a go at one of the more challenging ones.
    Umm, I’m with Manar and I don’t think he’ll mind if we both take Page 27-29

    • CyberChalky Says:

      Hi Hao & Manar,

      That’s a bit too much. You can select the easier page which is 27, or either of 28 or 29.
      You may end up “trespassing” on some of the content on page 28 or 29, but it would be better (for you and your results) if you spent your time going into depth with one concept, with examples and applications instead of covering a lot of material.

      • Hao Says:

        Oh okay in that case we’ll take page 27 then, I just thought they were like grouped cause they’re all pretty similar.

  3. Andrea Says:

    Hey sir, can Tia and I do pages 10-12?

    • CyberChalky Says:

      Hi Andrea & Tia,

      You certainly can choose those pages (you are right, those are a unit), but it will be difficult to demonstrate much more that 5.75 in number and 5.25 in structure. I can think of a few ways to stretch up another quartile, but I want to see what you come up with first.

  4. Prathu Khairnar Says:

    hey sir can me and alec choose page 30 to 31? i mean we cant just do one single page, they are both kind of inter-connected? so?

    if not, we would like to do page 31 (as a 1st prefrence)

    another question, when is this due?

  5. Renata Says:

    my patner and i would like to try 24 0r (21-24)

  6. Ellayne Garcia Says:

    Hi Sir,
    Bernice and I chose to do page 25.

  7. Lauren Tampaline Says:

    Hey sir, can Chantelle and I do pages 23-24? We can include basic imaginary numbers and basic number line info, then expand a lot more when we get to sums on a number line. Is that ok?
    ~ Lauren & Chantelle

  8. Jurem Says:

    Hi sir,

    I was wondering what the VELS level is for page 20, if its not that high, then William and I will have a shot at page 26.

  9. Shannyn Thatcher Says:

    Hey sir could Hayley and I please do page 29?

  10. Zahidah Zain Says:

    Hi Sir,
    Nini and I would like to choose to do page 29 and also page 19 πŸ™‚

  11. Damien Meyepa Says:

    Hey Mr,
    Josh and I were wondering if the VELS level for Page 20 was high enough and if it isn’t, can we have Page 30 please.
    Thanks

    • CyberChalky Says:

      Hi Damien,

      What’s “High enough”? See the reply to Jurem’s comment for VELS levels. If you choose to do the same page, you can’t choose the same response medium.

  12. Damien Meyepa Says:

    Oh sorry sir, i actually meant Page 19. What VELS level would that be? If it’s below 6.00, i’ll preferably take Page 30.
    Thanks

  13. Prathu Khairnar Says:

    hello sir, i did the manga high, “save our dumb planet” thing…. but i cant get past level 6-7… it tells me to sign up. so i close the pop up to continue playing, but then i have to start again from level 1 😦

    • CyberChalky Says:

      Hi Prathu – that’s because I have to give you a password!
      I’ll drop in on one of your classes tomorrow to give out passwords.

      • Prathu Khairnar Says:

        hey sir,
        i did all the five exercises ( and maybe some more, but that’s not important)…

        whats important is that i cant get a gold medal in the 4th exercise, which levels 7-12, quadratics. i have perfect score but for some reason its not giving me the gold medal, is this because of my time(how much time i take to finish one question) or what?

      • Prathu Khairnar Says:

        oh damn…. cant get anyfaster, especially when the negative quadratics come up (upside down parabola)…

        they need extra time:(

  14. Nama Kadrie Says:

    Hey Sir,

    I’ve chosen page 35. Is it available or has it been taken? If not, could I please pick this one?

    P.S: When’s this task due?
    Ta.

  15. Bernice Says:

    Hi Sir,
    I was just wondering for the mangahigh one, what specific games to we do? or play?

  16. Manar Says:

    Hello Sir, Just wondering for the manga high thing, do we have to complete all levels for our names to be put for a bonus point?

  17. darrren10 Says:

    Wow my advanced maths class never did stuff like this :/
    i feel so cheated ><
    still that's a really good powerpoint

  18. prathamesh Says:

    lol darren … Go do physics!!! Do resistivity and not complex numbers πŸ™‚


  19. […] by now must have selected a page (or pages) from John & Betty’s Journey into Complex Numbers, and planned with your partner what media you will be using to explain your […]

  20. Ellayne Garcia Says:

    Hi Sir,

    Can we please change from page 25 to page 19?
    Thanks.

    Ellayne and Bernice

  21. Zahidah Zain Says:

    Sir, next week I am only going to be at school on Thursday as I have an excursion on Tuesday and our only maths lesson is on Thursday. Would I still be able to do the maths test?

  22. Jeremy Says:

    This is brilliant G, ties up complex number basics nicely.

    Of your own design, or…?


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