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Magic Vs - Year 5 Lesson

Thursday, 23 July 2015 ·

Screenshot of Magic Vs SMART Notebook file.Today I had the fun of 20 Year 5 students in my classroom. I used the Magic Vs problem from NRICH. NRICH have lots of good leading questions, solution discussions and videos. There was lots of great thinking and discussion.

I made a SMART Notebook file to aid the discussions, available on MathsFaculty.


End of Term 9 - world’s best paper airplane

Thursday, 20 November 2014 ·

I think I just found the activity for the last period on the last day of the year.

Classifying Data - Foldable

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 · (0) Comments

Here’s a second foldable for the Preliminary (Year 11) General Mathematics course for the topic DS1 Statistics and society, data collection and sampling.

This second foldable is about classifying data.

Series Foldable

Thursday, 07 February 2013 ·

For “Arts and Crafts Thursday”* we made a foldable to summarise the formula in the topic Series and Applications (Topic 7 in the NSW BOS Mathematics Syllabus).

Rules for Differentiation - Foldable (Math4Math)

Saturday, 25 August 2012 ·

A foldable for reviewing the Rules of Differentiation. Click the preview to see the full version.

Functions and Quadratics Foldables (Made4Math #1)

Sunday, 05 August 2012 ·

Year 11 Mathematics have one of their three periods a week, last period on Fridays. Of course, they’re not highly motivated at that time.

The other week, we folded parabolas, I called it “Arts and Craft Friday”.

The next week, they surprised me by asking what we were doing for “Arts and Craft Friday”... I had nothing!

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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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