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Monday, 30 March 2009 ·

It’s been a little quiet around here – mainly due to the busy time of term and sickness.

Anyway, I recently got a packet of protractors for my class. Every one of them has a problem, maybe you can spot it.

Thursday, 12 March 2009 ·

I used to think that I knew what 1 billion was, i.e. 1 000 000 000 000. Then a couple of years ago, I looked on Wikipedia and found there were two defintions: Long and short scales.

Thursday, 05 March 2009 ·

As part of a unit on Trigonometry, we review compass and true bearings before working with bearings in Trigonometry problems.

To start this review lesson, we looked at some images from Google Earth.

Monday, 02 March 2009 ·

A really easy way to create engagement when introducing a new topic is to explain some of it’s applications outside of the maths classroom. For Trigonometry, I use an explanation of how I used trigonometry in a previous career to find the height of trees.

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