Category Archives: Geometry

Holiday Maths

On a recent holiday to Bali, I was lucky to stay at the magnificent Royal Pita Maha. This is by far the best Hotel/Resort I have ever seen. I quote from their website: “The Royal Pita Maha is a captivating … Continue reading

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Alphabox

My Year 7 students enjoyed Alphabox Shapes on Friday. Some even declared it was fun! It combined together Language, Visualisation and ICT. The students all accessed the great Aussie Maths website: A Maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather. They … Continue reading

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Polygons

The first topic in Year 7 next year is “Shapes”. We will study both polygons and polyhedra. My new year’s resolution is not ground breaking – it is simply to try to be much better organised for my classes. I … Continue reading

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Tessellations

I am back from a wonderful trip to Syria! Fighting of the Jet Lag is tough, and I’m back at school tomorrow. But it was worth it. My wife Ruth took some great photos, and amongst them are some great … Continue reading

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A Human Endeavour

It worries me greatly when Mathematics teaching is de-humanised. 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

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Rotations

When teaching about rotations it is easy to rotate polygons, letters or numerals. To have your students investigate the degree of rotational symmetry, guide them to the “Learning MATH” lesson on Rotation Symmetry  and its associated flash learning object. Alternatively … Continue reading

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