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.
Recently, I have been considering how to see more fruit in my classroom. As I mentioned previously, the effort factor is significant. The modern idea that students will (or should?) only engage in activities of interest to them goes against everything they will come up against in the future.
How would use this in your classroom (the problem, not the video)?
I recently received an email from the AAMT:
National Mathematics Day is Friday 18 May and looks at codes and code-breaking — to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing.
I recently used the “Locker Problem” in a Year 7 Maths Enrichment class (mixed ability). Here are some resources I used:
A real-life version of this problem presented itself today.
(Source: Elementary Math Mastery, Rhonda Farkota)
I’m currently sorting through the many teaching blogs I subscribe to, trying to cull the list. The thing about Maths related blogs that tends to keep them in the list is that Maths teachers generally write more practical posts.
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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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