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MathsClass This Week 3 August 2013

Saturday, 03 August 2013 | 0 Comments

TeachMeet AC Maths on Thursday gone was fantastic. Check out the wiki page for the presentations.

Here’s my 2 minute presentation about MathsLinks.

Lots of links added to MathsLinks and and files added to MathsFaculty.




This Week


This week on MathsLinks


Screenshot of Tessellations

Tessellations 31 Jul 2013

Includes examples of how various planes shapes tesselate together.

Three tools to make tessellations online.

Grids to save or pint to make tessellations.


Screenshot of Relative Sizes - from sand grains to stars - Curiosity Show

Relative Sizes – from sand grains to stars – Curiosity Show 31 Jul 2013

Starting with a grain of sand and multiplying by ten, Deane leads to a making a scale model of the earth and the sun.


Screenshot of Matchstick Puzzle - 9 matches, 7 triangles - Curiosity Show

Matchstick Puzzle – 9 matches, 7 triangles – Curiosity Show 31 Jul 2013

Problem. Can you arrange 9 matchsticks to create 7 triangles?


Screenshot of Sweet number puzzle - Curiosity Show

Sweet number puzzle – Curiosity Show 31 Jul 2013

Place 10 objects in 5 rows of 4. Number puzzle.


Screenshot of Volume of Irregular Container - Curiosity Show

Volume of Irregular Container – Curiosity Show 31 Jul 2013


Deane shows how the volume of an irregular container can be calculated using a ruler.

Great prompt for a problem solving activity.


Screenshot of Drawing quadrilaterals on the grid or the pinboard

Drawing quadrilaterals on the grid or the pinboard 29 Jul 2013

Demonstrate how to draw different kinds of quadrilaterals on the grid or the pinboard.

Screenshot of Classifying Quadrilaterals

Classifying Quadrilaterals 29 Jul 2013

Investigate the relationship between the different quadrilaterals.

Screenshot of Classifying Quadrilaterals by colouring

Classifying Quadrilaterals by colouring 29 Jul 2013

Classifying quadrilaterals by colouring.

Screenshot of Classifying Quadrilaterals by Four Sides

Classifying Quadrilaterals by Four Sides 29 Jul 2013

Classifying quadrilaterals by the four sides and whether or not they have right angles or parallel sides.

Screenshot of Equations with Fractions

Equations with Fractions 29 Jul 2013

This interactive requires you to solve 8 equations containing fractions. Drag and drop the correct answer beside the matching question.

This week on MathsFaculty

Toothpick Puzzle


Content: Activity, Hands-on, Poster · File type: PDF · 31 Jul 2013

Make A Geodesic Dome


Content: Activity, Hands-on · File type: PDF · 31 Jul 2013

Quadrilateral Concept Map


Content: Worksheet – Print · File type: PowerPoint · 6 files · 31 Jul 2013

Investigating Quadrilaterals


Content: Worksheet – Print · File type: PDF, Word · 2 files · 30 Jul 2013

The Function Zoo : A lesson design to help students organise their knowledge about functions


Content: Activity, Lesson · File type: PDF, PowerPoint · 2 files · 27 Jul 2013 · by Nordin Zuber


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