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Monthly Archives: August 2010
The Kennel
Our Mathematics office is made up of an excellent group of teachers. We generally work well together and are all focussed on the same goal. An important part of our teamwork is having a light hearted joke or two. Teaching … Continue reading
Girls are Different!
What a revelation! It has only taken me 50 years to figure out that girls are different to boys (slow learner). My students today had to inform me why some boys are color blind, but very few girls. “It’s because … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Maths and ICT
Tagged Adrian Camm, call of duty, computer games, games in education, girls, kerry cue, mathspig, patchworkz
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Operation Golf
Well the “Operation Golf” puzzle was a hit with the teachers in the Maths KLA. Snowman (alias Snowdog) was the first to complete. He is a keen, competent golfer, so beating his score will be my only opportunity to best … Continue reading
Order of Operations
I don’t want to get into an argument here about whether or not to use one of the acronyms BIDMAS, BIMDAS, PEDMAS, PEMDAS, etc. Instead how can we best get students to understand and perform mathematical operations in the correct … Continue reading
Treasure?
A recent call into the local photo framer, yielded a free supply of good quality card in a variety of colors as shown below. But now I need to put on my thinking cap as to how to use this … Continue reading
The Devil’s Number
Snowdog was in fine form today! He came into the Maths staffroom and let us know that it was Friday 13th. He is full of ….. information. So then Snowdog said: “Take any four digit number and multiply it by 666. … Continue reading
King of Algebra?
Our Specialist Maths teacher, Warren, was very proud to present us with a well worked solution to the following problem. It was Question 26 on the Senior paper of the recent 2010 Australian Mathematics Competition. If m + n = … Continue reading
Early years Maths is as easy as ABC
Like reading and other literacy skills development, the early years experiences with numeracy are critical to a child’s ultimate Mathematical development. Many of these experiences are learning games. The Abecedarian approach to early years learning, and associated research strongly supports this … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Pedagogy, Teaching Ideas
Tagged ABC, abecedarian, Games, learning, play, Richmond Math Salon, Sue Van Hattum
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Thirty Numbers
The Australian Mathematics Competition was conducted in Australian schools, two days ago (Thursday 5 Aug). As usual their were some great questions. After the competition was conducted, Mathematics teachers at my school began some very lively, animated discussions. This reminded … Continue reading
How many Rectangles?
There turned out to be more “different” rectangles than I first thought (40). Below is a table of my results. I wonder if I have them all? Rectangles Used Length x Width Area 1 Green 5 x 1 5 1 … Continue reading
Posted in Problem Solving, Teaching Ideas, WCYDWT
Tagged area, length, rectangles, width
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