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Investigating Scientific Notation

Wednesday, 26 May 2010 ·

I’ve been trying to increase my use of the laptops with Year 9.

Significant Figures

Saturday, 22 May 2010 ·

In the NSW Mathematics Syllabus students are to learn about “rounding numbers to a specified number of significant figures” [NS5.2.1].

Pythagoras Outside

Saturday, 15 May 2010 ·

This is a fairly simple activity that allows for something different in the teaching of Pythagoras’ Theorem.

Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

Friday, 14 May 2010 ·

I think this is essential viewing for Mathematics teachers.  I’ve been waiting for a meeting with my faculty to show them, which I got to do on Thursday.

Dan Meyer blogs at dy/dan, which you are already reading as a maths teacher… right?