Monday, 08 June 2009 | 0 Comments
For a while I’ve been collecting and saving to a web-site maths objects to use with my classes. By objects I mean single activities, rather than a web-site of maths activities. I’ve been trying to take some of the many things I find and save to delicious and put a purpose to them – deciding that it’s something I could use with one of my classes.
With the introduction of L4L soon, I think that this sort of repository will be a real benefit to me and the other teachers in my school. So, why not share it.
Introducing Maths Links that I’m aiming to be a directory of useful objects on the web for mathematics teaching and learning.
The focus is mainly on sites for teaching Years 7-10 in NSW, Australia. But I’m sure any maths teacher will find it useful.
Each item is categorised in up to three ways: by a topic (generally), by the NSW 7-10 Syllabus and by content type.
And, I’d invite you to submit links. Which introduces a new feature of this site – membership. It’s free to become a member – it’s just a way of registering on the site and it has a few benefits: 1. you can submit links, 2. the site knows who you are when you post comments.
When you submit a link, it would be great in the description if you explain how you use the site. I’m trying to get a directory of useful links not just a directory of every maths widget on the web.
Depending on how people use this and find it helpful, I have some other ideas in mind like allowing users to rate objects, leave comments about objects and to save favourites.
I guess in some ways this duplicates some of what is being done on the Maths Wikis I mentioned the other day. However, obviously it just gives choice as to the functionality. I think one benefit of a directory run like what I’m creating is that each individual item is categorised.
Anyway, check out the Maths Links, I’d love to receive your feedback and suggestions.
Simon Job — eighth year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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