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Bingo: Trig Exact Values (Radians)

Friday, 26 June 2015 ·

I've had Make bingo for trig exact with radians on my To Do list for a while.

Term 3 2010 SDD

Monday, 19 July 2010 ·

Each year for the Term 3 SDD (Staff Development Day), the four schools (three 7-10 and one 11-12) in the collegiate I work in get together for a combined program.

Teaching Year 10 with Laptops

Sunday, 07 February 2010 ·

In 2009, Year 9 got their DER netbooks and now they are in Year 10.  This year’s Year 9 does not have their netbooks yet, and so this gives teachers a little time to get their heads around the inclusion of netbooks into the classroom.  This year, I’m teaching a 5.2 pathway Year 10 class (and a Year 9 5.2 class).

Bearing and airports

Thursday, 05 March 2009 ·

As part of a unit on Trigonometry, we review compass and true bearings before working with bearings in Trigonometry problems.
To start this review lesson, we looked at some images from Google Earth.

A story for Trigonometry

Monday, 02 March 2009 ·

A really easy way to create engagement when introducing a new topic is to explain some of it’s applications outside of the maths classroom.  For Trigonometry, I use an explanation of how I used trigonometry in a previous career to find the height of trees.

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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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