n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Timelines for annuities - getting to grips with the conventions

Volume 2013, Issue 14
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


Timelines provide a graphical representation that enables us to clarify the timing of transactions - whether payments or withdrawals. They are typically introduced at Grade 11 level, but sometimes the initial problems are so easy there seems little need to represent the information on a timeline. When annuities are learned in Grade 12, the use of timelines becomes more important, and then we need to be clear on the conventions. In this short article I discuss four important conventions of timelines, and I explain why these conventions are necessary. But first a brief comment on modelling the timing of payments.

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