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A lesson for Year 9 students with DER laptops, or anyone really.
Here’s a great example of a graph that is just wrong, the data may be correct, but it has obviously been represented the wrong way. Watch the video…
I think that each student using a netbook/laptop in your class presents some slightly different issues in Maths.
I’m about to get into Surface Area with Year 8. Of course, there will be chocolate. But, since I last looked at Surface Area with Year 9 I’ve been thinking about Heat Sinks.
I have turned off the automatic inclusion of my Delicious “maths” links in the update feed/email for this site.
This is an amusing video to introduce probability… some of my Year 8s found it hilarious.
As I mentioned, the DER roll-out hit my classroom as we were in the midst of Algebra. Due to a tight program and exams shortly, I had to stick with a couple of topics which don’t really allow for “play” on the laptops as much as I would have liked.
A lot of the Algebra taught at the Stage 4 level is technique, and so matching activities work particularly well to practise and review skills.
Here’s a review of some of the ways I’ve found to make matching activities for use on the laptops.
Not really maths related, but handy if you’re looking at a web-site that will be used on a Netbook.
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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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