## Category Archives: Maths 4th ESO

## PISA 2018: Programme for International Student Assessment

Mathematical performance, for PISA, measures the mathematical literacy of a 15 year-old to formulate, employ and interpret mathematics in a variety of contexts to describe, predict and explain phenomena, recognising the role that mathematics plays in the world.

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## Olimpiada Matemática de Albacete

Download the problems and do at least four of them: (Deadline March, 22nd)

## Introduction to trigonometry

Trigonometry is the study of the properties of triangles. Why is it important? It’s used in measuring precise distances, particularly in industries like satellite systems and sciences like astronomy. It’s not only space, however. Trig is present in architecture and music, too. Now you may wonder…how is knowing the measurement and properties of triangles relevant to music?? THAT is a great question. Maybe you’ll learn the answer from us in these tutorials!

## Where do math symbols come from?

Math is full of symbols: lines, dots, arrows, English letters, Greek letters, superscripts, subscripts … it can look like an illegible jumble. Where did all of these symbols come from? John David Walters shares the origins of mathematical symbols, and illuminates why they’re still so important in the field today.