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Category Archives: Book Reviews
Hidden Figures
I have just watched the film Hidden Figures. It tells the story of three African American women mathematicians at NASA—Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson—who were instrumental in “doing the math” that allowed John Glenn to be the first American … Continue reading
MultiDimensional Learning and Assessment
Two major concerns I have with Mathematics teaching are: 1. Too much time is spent in Maths classrooms on skills practice. 2. Assessment is too heavily dependant on written, end of topic tests. Fortunately, these concerns are well addressed in … Continue reading
Posted in Assessment, Book Reviews, Pedagogy
Tagged assessment, learning, multidimensional, spur
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Mathematicians are People, Too
From my bookshelf comes a very easy to read book about the history of Mathematics. Mathematicians are People, Too is a delightful book written by Luetta and Wilbert Reimer (1990). The stories are interesting, well written, and have great illustrations. … Continue reading
Posted in Book Reviews, Teaching Ideas, Worksheets
Tagged babylon, egypt, history, measurement, pyramids, ratio, thales
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Motivating Mathematics
I have just received my copy of Motivating Mathematics (2009) by Lee Blake, Jessica Murphy & Ingrid Kemp. MacMillan Education Australia Pty Ltd. It has over 200 puzzles, covering most of the Mathematics curriculum. The puzzle sheets are well constructed, … Continue reading
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A Human Endeavour
It worries me greatly when Mathematics teaching is dehumanised. Sure learning can take place by listening to a lecture, either in person or via technology. But by the interaction of human beings, much more powerful learning can take place. Here … Continue reading
Posted in Book Reviews, Geometry, Show and Tell, Teaching Ideas
Tagged combinations, endeavour, game, Harold R. Jacobs, human, permutations
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