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Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers

Friday, 16 January 2015 ·

Cover of Adam Spencer's Big Book of NumbersThis 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.

MANSW 2013 Extras

Sunday, 15 September 2013 · (0) Comments

Some extra bits from the MANSW Annual Conference.

MANSW 2013 Day 2

Sunday, 15 September 2013 · (4) Comments

Day 2 summary, see also Day 1.

MANSW 2013 Day 1

Sunday, 15 September 2013 · (0) Comments

A summary of the sessions I attended at the 2013 MANSW Annual Conference. This summary is the key points I wanted to remember.

MANSW 2012

Saturday, 15 September 2012 ·

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.

Making a matching activity

Thursday, 12 November 2009 ·

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.

Words for operations

Monday, 12 October 2009 ·

I’ve been meaning to try for a while.  With you can make interactive Flash games, from a range of templates, then save and share them.

You Can Do Maths

Friday, 30 January 2009 ·

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.

Wild About Math!

Friday, 02 January 2009 ·

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.