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Link: Western Bulldogs Number Plane Logo

Monday, 28 September 2009 ·

If you’re looking for more number plane drawings, but lean towards AFL, then check out Jeff Trevaskis’ Western Bulldogs Number Plane Logo from his blog, Webmaths.  Nice one Jeff!

Making a dice

Monday, 28 September 2009 ·

In my IST class, we’re studying Modeling and Simulation, and started to make a model of a dice using Excel.

Thinking about it, the technique involved in making this would also be of interest to Maths teachers.

NSWDER Tutorials

Wednesday, 23 September 2009 ·

Brad Bennett, a student at a NSW DET Public High School, has made a site called DERNSW TutorialsTutorials for students and teachers using NSWDER laptops.

Brisbane Broncos Number Plane Logo

Monday, 21 September 2009 ·

Last year, I posted the Melbourne Storm Number Plane Logo – and today, exactly one year later, purely by coincidence, I’ve made a Brisbane Broncos Number Place activity.

Teaching equations

Wednesday, 16 September 2009 ·

Year 8 were recently assessed on solving equations and I was a little perplexed by the results.

League Tables

Sunday, 06 September 2009 ·

There has been a debate in Australia about the creation of league tables comparing schools.  I think the government(s) intention is to just make more data publicly available and easily accessible.  No matter what the data says, or the impact of producing the data, the one thing the government(s) have not explained, let alone committed to, is what they will do if the data shows an under performing school (whatever that means).