Mind Map

Before I start writing my draft, I started to brainstorm about the topic of my Internal Assessment. I first started with a big topic, such as science, sports and shopping. Then I started to extend my ideas based on that topic, and linked them with possible maths of those extended topics. However, my mind map was too general and simple to narrow my thought and come up with an appropriate topic for my Internal Assessment. I started to think what I am really interested in and what I was always curious about. Then I came up with the topic ‘food’, and extended my idea with ‘fast food’. As soon as I came up with a specific topic, it got lot more easy for me to make a research question and therefore an overall clear topic for my Internal Assessment.

Criterion A: Communication

In my draft, I have clearly outlined an introduction that mentioned my aim and the reason of my investigation. Some things that I should be aware is that I should make the key words in bold and define clearly. In addition, I should be more specific with the terms that people might not know, such as franchise form of a business.

Criterion B: Mathematical presentation

For appropriate mathematical languages, I should show clear notations, and make sure that all the variables are defined. In the process of typing mathematical notations, I could use MathType and my GDC. This is an use of technology. Again, my key terms, such as average, should be defined clearly. In addition, as I use tables to summarize the results from my experiments, I should make sure that my tables are labelled and organized appropriately that the readers can understand the information on the table.

Criterion C: Personal engagement

Personal engagement on my Internal Assessment is that my investigation is fully based on my interest and curiosity. I should think and work independently and think creatively. Considering historical and global perspectives is also very important for my personal engagement. I should consider when Korea first accepted fast food restaurants and how Korean food culture changed based on fast foods. I can expand this by connecting with fast food consumption of Koreans, organizing by histograms and statistics tables. I could further explore and research about this on the Internet.

Criterion D: Reflection

I should consider all the limitations of my experiments, such as lack of trials to conclude in general which chain has the fastest speed of service. Also my conclusion can link with the extensions of the change of Korean food culture, and how this could relate to the consumption of fast food.

Criterion E: Use of mathematics

I have only considered calculating the average of speed of service, however I should consider much more use of mathematics that commensurate with the level of the course, such as standard deviation. I need to make sure that I define clearly and label appropriate notations for this. Use of mathematics in statistics unit will be mostly used throughout my Internal Assessment.