This holidays I wandered through Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers (currently sold out). For teachers, if you purchase from Adam's site, I paid a little extra to also get a Lesson Plans booklet.
Some extra bits from the MANSW Annual Conference.
A summary of the sessions I attended at the 2013 MANSW Annual Conference. This summary is the key points I wanted to remember.
A summary of the workshops I attended at the MANSW (Mathematical Association of NSW) 2012 Conference. These very brief notes can’t do justice to each session.
As I mentioned, the DER roll-out hit my classroom as we were in the midst of Algebra. Due to a tight program and exams shortly, I had to stick with a couple of topics which don’t really allow for “play” on the laptops as much as I would have liked.
A lot of the Algebra taught at the Stage 4 level is technique, and so matching activities work particularly well to practise and review skills.
Here’s a review of some of the ways I’ve found to make matching activities for use on the laptops.
I’ve been meaning to try ClassTools.net for a while. With ClassTools.net you can make interactive Flash games, from a range of templates, then save and share them.
The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) recently created a web-site called “You Can Do Maths”. From the site:
The youcandomaths campaign encourages all young people and their families to appreciate the important role mathematics plays in many careers and everyday life.
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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