Maths Teaching. Nets (3D Models) S Origami Page - How to divide paper into thirds, fifths etc. Effective Teachers of Numeracy in Primary Schools: Teachers' Beliefs, Practices and Pupils' Learning. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference (September 11-14 1997: University of York) Abstract This paper reports on part of a study examining the links between teachers' practices, beliefs and knowledge and pupil learning outcomes in the development of numeracy with pupils aged five to eleven.

From a sample of 90 teachers and 2000 pupils, we developed detailed case studies of 18 teachers. As part of these case studies we explored the teachers' beliefs about what it means to be numerate, how pupils become numerate and the roles of the teachers. 1 Aims of the study The aims of the study Effective Teachers of Numeracy, funded by the UK's Teacher Training Agency (TTA) were to: identify what it is that teachers of five to eleven year olds know, understand and do which enables them to teach numeracy effectively; suggest how the factors identified can be more widely applied.

The working definition of numeracy used by the project was a broad one: Table 2. Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching - Mathematics Enhancement Programme. Recreational Mathematics. Solid shapes and their nets. Paper Models of Polyhedra. The Fibonacci Numbers and Golden section in Nature - 1. This page has been split into TWO PARTS. This, the first, looks at the Fibonacci numbers and why they appear in various "family trees" and patterns of spirals of leaves and seeds.

The second page then examines why the golden section is used by nature in some detail, including animations of growing plants. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 ..More.. 1 Rabbits, Cows and Bees Family Trees Let's look first at the Rabbit Puzzle that Fibonacci wrote about and then at two adaptations of it to make it more realistic. 1.1 Fibonacci's Rabbits The original problem that Fibonacci investigated (in the year 1202) was about how fast rabbits could breed in ideal circumstances. Suppose a newly-born pair of rabbits, one male, one female, are put in a field. How many pairs will there be in one year? At the end of the first month, they mate, but there is still one only 1 pair. The number of pairs of rabbits in the field at the start of each month is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, ... Archimedean solid. "Identical vertices" are usually taken to mean that for any two vertices, there must be an isometry of the entire solid that takes one vertex to the other.

Sometimes it is instead only required that the faces that meet at one vertex are related isometrically to the faces that meet at the other. This difference in definitions controls whether the elongated square gyrobicupola is considered an Archimedean solid or a Johnson solid: it is the unique convex polyhedron that has regular polygons meeting in the same way at each vertex, but that does not have a global symmetry taking every vertex to every other vertex.

Based on its existence, Branko Grünbaum (2009) has suggested a terminological distinction in which an Archimedean solid is defined as having the same vertex figure at each vertex (including the elongated square gyrobicupola) while a uniform polyhedron is defined as having each vertex symmetric to each other vertex (excluding the gyrobicupola). Origin of name Properties Free Printable Math Worksheets For Kids. Math-Aids.Com | Dynamically Created Math Worksheets. Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present KS2 Songs. Welcome Teachers, Children and Parents! We've been seeing huge numbers of hits from teachers lately but also a growing number of children and parents logging onto our blog, leaving comments and sharing songs with their friends. Thank you, one and all.This week Mr A, who is becoming more obsessed with funky beats by the day, has a song about fractions to help you understand a complex issue in maths.

Wait! Hold on! What's this? I hear Mr A and Mr D have collaborated on a song together....Well keep tuned folks, it'll be out before Christmas. Download the lyrics Fractions Frrrrractions x2I can't do fractionsYes you can Over half the battle is believingFractions might look tough They might leave you seethingBut just get through these teething problemsAnd keep persistent and resist the thoughtThat fractions are toughBecause you know - you can do itChorus Understand my fractions I understand my fractions, yeah I understand my fractions I understand my fractionsBut what do fractions look like?