For a few years, I’ve noticed that kids not only don’t know/struggle with their times tables, but also general ‘number sense’.
Mathematical Induction, topic 7.4 in the NSW Board of Studies Mathematics Extension 1 Syllabus, is difficult conceptual. I suspect students think there is a bit of smoke and mirrors happening. One introduction that I use, I first saw in a resource by Stuart Palmer. The same story appears in this article online: Mathematical Induction (PDF 92KB), Helen Bush, Reflections August 1992 sourced on NSW HSC Online.
For users of Pinterest, you can now share links on MathsLinks to Pinterest. Click the Share dropdown.
Try it on this link, you get a nice screenshot of the site in Pinterest.
The “automatic simple random number generator” on MathsStarters got a little fix-up today.
Try out the Word Search on MathsStarters. There are only three versions at the moment (although the placement of the letters is different each time you play the game). If you’d like to add a game, just send me a comma-separated list of words and a title for you game. For teachers in NSW, Australia, my current aim is to make a word search for each topic in the NSW General Mathematics syllabus.
Also, I’ve added the search functionality back on this blog.
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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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