I have made a resolution to write more regularly on this blog. Pretty sure everyone with a blog has said that at least once, I've probably said it… oh… wait.
A short self-promotion, I am selling a number of NSW Maths Textbooks on eBay.
... well, a bigger school.
Feeling nerdy? Backing this project on KickStarter will get you a Mathematician’s Dice for just $5 (2 for $10, 4 for $20).
Rather than the boring numbers 1 to 6, these dice have the six most important numbers in mathematics on them — i, 0, 1, φ, e and π!
I really appreciate having my own classroom for many reasons, but one is the ability to place student work (the fun stuff) around the classroom.
I just posted on my personal blog about how I use the web, looking at how the various technologies (RSS) and tools (Google Reader, Delicious, Twitter) fit together.
Reading blogs and networking on Twitter seem an obvious part of being a teacher. Yet when I take in to school a shiny new resource that I’ve received through one of these means, I usually get asked “where did you find this?”. The person behind the question is often thinking that I spend copious hours sitting at home in front of a computer “web surfing” or trying endless combinations of search terms in Google.
Here are my nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards.
Report writing season… ponder kid, ponder kid, write a paragraph of positive when you’d rather be honest, edit, colleague cooperatively corrects copied carelessness, supervisor strikethroughs signify subtle substitutions, remove commas, add c,o,m,m,a,s, throw in a hyp-hen for good measure, correct, copy to system, shorten, review, save, have a life… wait for reports to be published… find report in bin.
Eating chocolate could improve the brain’s ability to do maths.
[full story: telegraph.co.uk
AKA, justifying the use of Freddos in the maths classroom.
It’s been a little quiet around here – mainly due to the busy time of term and sickness.
Anyway, I recently got a packet of protractors for my class. Every one of them has a problem, maybe you can spot it.
We celebrated 12345678890 Day in class today…
It’s a new school year. This post, therefore, should be full of optimism and goals. But, please indulge me in a short whine.
It’s hot, ridiculously hot.
An embarrassing, and slightly funny, example of why Mathematics is important (in this case, being able to read a calendar).
This post is my entry to Dan Meyer’s contest My Annual Report II.
Going into school today, I was looking forward to seeing a new digital projector and Interactive Whiteboard installed in my classroom.
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