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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.

Pythagoras Outside

Saturday, 15 May 2010 ·

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

Estimating length

Saturday, 03 May 2008 ·

When looking at measurement, year 7 measure “body units” and use them to measure things in the classroom, as an example of estimating.  Then, when we move onto perimeter, we come back to one body unit, the pace.

Heart Rate Activity

Saturday, 19 May 2007 ·

An outdoors activity is always a welcome change to a maths lesson.  To introduce rates, I take the class outdoors to measure their heart rate.