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Maths on Patrol

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

1. It is important for the Police officers to know which formula is used for what and how to apply them, as well as to figure out values for the variables. Police officers are trained to use mathematics in their field and can take extended training to work in Forensics or Accident Reconstruction.

Australia has strict laws about drinking alcohol and driving, with the legal limit set at 0.05 blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Learners and probationary license-holders must have a 0.00 BAC.

That is, any measurement higher than 0.05 makes driving illegal, and drivers can be charged or fined. The measurement of .05 means .05 grams of alcohol per 100mL of blood.

The mouth absorbs alcohol, so the alcohol on the driver’s breath is related to the amount of alcohol in their blood. The ratio of breath alcohol to blood alcohol is 2100 to 1 (this ratio can vary slightly depending on the individual). This means that the alcohol content of 2100 milliliters of exhaled air is the same as the amount of alcohol in 1 milliliter of blood. Alcohol is then expressed as a percentage amount in the blood, where the legal limit is .05%.

Police officers use a breath test called a Breathalyzer to determine the BAC of a driver they suspect may have been drinking. And although the Breathalyzer does most of the maths, it is important to understand how it works and the maths behind it.

2. Using the Drinkwise Calculator, calculate different drinks and their alcohol content.

Drinkwise Calculator

3. Explain to a partner the information provided here. Did you have the correct information.

Did any of this information confuse you? Make you aware?

 

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Police Report

PrimaryPrimary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

1. Develop a personal profile of a few of your friends or family. Include details that you would find in a police report such as fingerprints, mug shots, criminal history, etc. [Make up most of the details yourself so you can make them seem like real criminals!]

2. Create a WANTED Poster for one of your "criminals
" using this generator:

Wanted Poster

 

 

 

Facial Recognition Technology: What do you know?

MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

PhilosophyPhilosophy

1. In groups of 4 - 5 students, read and analyse the following article from The Conversation 26 November 2018.  Reading

The Conversation

2. Write down the facts; pros and cons; and, arguments put forward in this article. Compare notes amongst the group and discuss the implications - to society and you in particular.

For example,

  • How do you feel about your face being in a database somewhere?  If you have a driver's licence, then your face is in a database.

  • What about the possibility of your face being associated with another person's details - in other words, identity theft?

3. Why is regulating FRT so necessary? Who should do this regulating? Why? Why not?

4. Have you thought about the future use of FRT? What are the possibilities? Discuss as a group.

5. Reflection

Reflection.

Did you pick up on any pros or cons that you had not thought of? What about implications?

 

Blood on the Wattle: Retrieval Chart Strategy & Circle the Sage

High SchoolSecondary

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

IndigenousAustralian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

PhilosophyPhilosophy

 

Part A: Retrieval Chart Strategy

1. You are to form groups of 4 - 5 students. Read the following information from The Conversation 28 July 2021 Read

The Conversation

 

2. Look at the Retrieval Chart Strategy and create another column "Massacres and their dates".

3. Create a Time Line of these Massacres.

4. Have you heard of these massacres before? Share with a partner.

Optional Extra

If you would like to know more about the massacres endured in Australia, look up the book "Blood on the Wattle" by Bruce Elder

Blood on the Wattle

 

Part B: Circle the Sage

5. Using Indigenous Australia, five students [one from each team or group] are to become "The Sages". Each Sage is to select ONE different person - one Native Mounted Police or Trooper from the list below - and carry out intensive research about this person. They should be given some time to do this - eg. be prepared for the following lesson.

6. Carry out "Circle the Sage" strategy. This strategy entails one person "the Sage" knowing all the information about, in this case, a NMP or Trooper, and delivering this information to a small team - one student from each group.  This can be done as creatively as possible. 

 The rest of the team of 5 goes to a separate Sage and learns all about a Trooper from their Sage. The students are to then go back to their group/team and re-tell what they have learnt from "The Sage". At the end of the session, the team should know all about each Trooper.

 

 

 

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LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy
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Detective Game

Police games

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

ICT Capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Police Games
CSI - Mind Prison

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

CSI Mind Prison
CSI - Web Adventure

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

CSI Web Adventure
Who Dunnit?

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Who Dunnit
CSI - Hat Snatcher

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

CSI Hat Snatcher
CSI - Squeak Sneak

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

CSI Squeak Sneak
CSI - Tugboat Thug

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

CSI - Tugboat Thug
Enquiring Minds - Bridges to Higher Education Project

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


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