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End of term activities

Thursday, 28 June 2007 ·

For the last day of term, lessons may not follow a normal program, however they can still be engaging and mathematics related.

Lesson Starters

Wednesday, 27 June 2007 ·

Lesson Starters is a page full of activities to start a mathematics lesson.

One I’ve used is Number Spiders, there’s even an overhead (PDF) ready to print.  Keep it in your classroom for those days when you know the start of the lesson is going to be disrupted.

Number Bowling

Friday, 22 June 2007 ·

Another game, this time for the most basic “technology” in the maths classroom – the calculator.

Quiet vs quiet

Saturday, 16 June 2007 ·

I had a chance the other day, rare, to reflect on what was happening in my classroom during class time.  I noted one of the inconsistencies in my language.

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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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