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Guessing to learn

Wednesday, 09 December 2009 ·

This week, my Year 8s have been looking at inequality signs, graphing inequalities and solving simple (one-step) inequalities.  Today, after solving inequalities, we played a simple game.  A simple, obvious game, that really doesn’t warrant a blog post.

2009 Edublog Awards Nominations

Saturday, 05 December 2009 ·

Here are my nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards.

End of term activities 6

Saturday, 05 December 2009 ·

The end of term/year often brings lots of disruptions. So, as much as I like to keep teaching till the end, some days require something a little different. I like hands-on quasi-mathematical activities that allow every student to engage with and complete. And on Thursday, just before having one of those disrupted days, I found this…

Pie Graphs on Netbooks

Thursday, 03 December 2009 ·

Despite every Year 9 student having a laptop for a few weeks, the topics we’ve been covering haven’t lent themselves to full laptop lessons.  To end the term, though, we’re reviewing graphs.