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Category Archives: Web Resources
2016 Bring It On
As usual during the summer holidays I get sick of gardening andÂ housework and can’t wait to get back to school. Fortunately, I have 90 Mathematics teaching blogs in my RSS reader. These give me plenty of inspiration, as well as … Continue reading
Hulk Smash!
How important is a “hook” into a lesson? Imagine this: A teacher runs across the room, jumps in the air and falls to the ground with his fists punching the floor, yelling “hulk smash”. For greater effect he would have … Continue reading
Posted in Pedagogy, Personal, Teaching Ideas, Web Resources, Worksheets
Tagged hook, hulk, volume
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Top Trumps Substitution Card Game
Following on from my last post, here is a nice game from TES who claim to be the largest network of teachers in the world? . Top Trumps Animals Algebra Substitution uses a set of 45 cards similar to the … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Teaching Ideas, Web Resources
Tagged animals, cards, game, substitution, top trumps
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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
Posted in Geometry, Language, Teaching Ideas, Visualisation, Web Resources, Worksheets
Tagged alphabox, dictionary
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My Classes 2011
I have been doing a lot of thinking about how I visualize my Maths classes working this year. I want to do more group work. I want an improvement in literacy. I want the students to be risk takers. I … Continue reading
Posted in Pedagogy, Teaching Ideas, Web Resources
Tagged classroom, dabbleboard, learning, literacy, mind map, Problem Solving, visualization
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The Art of Problem Solving
Filling in my time during the school holidays can be a struggle. Problem solving to the rescue! Project Euler has long been a favorite of mine. Dan at A Recursive Process is likewise addicted. John at Zero Knowledge Proofs is … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Problem Solving, Teaching Ideas, Web Resources
Tagged algebra, counting, number theory, probability, Problem Solving, Project Euler, statistics
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Coin Comparisons
Australian and US coins have some similarities but many differences. Images and data are readily available on the “net” and make for rich areas of investigation. The following data was obtained from the Royal Australian Mint website, and Coins of … Continue reading
Posted in Applications, Web Resources
Tagged cents, coins, copper, dodecagon, dollars, gold, silver
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Loop Card Games
The 2 day MAV (Mathematics Association of Victoria) Conference is over! It was again an excellent opportunity to network with other Mathematics teachers. I attended some excellent sessions and picked up a lot of new teaching ideas. Two of the … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Teaching Ideas, Web Resources
Tagged conference, Karen Boyce, loop cards, MAV, timer
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Letters and Numbers
I happened to tune into SBS TV tonight to see: “Letters and Numbers Ep 28 : Air Date 8th Sep 6:00pm, Melbourne time. Letters and Numbers is hosted by Richard Morecroft. Unlike most game shows, it doesn’t drag out the … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Problem Solving, Web Resources
Tagged degree, gameshow, letters, Lily Serna, Maths Blogs, numbers, Richard Morecroft, sbs, tv
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Polldaddy
Some students have engaged well with my student maths blog y9msc. Others not. Maybe they don’t “get it” yet? My next ploy will be to get the whole class to do some tasks at school. I will include my10 question … Continue reading
Posted in Teaching Ideas, Web Resources
Tagged polldaddy, pythagoras, quiz, real world, triangles
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