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Mr So's Classroom: Using coding to teach mathematics I have been a proponent of coding for quite some time. I feel that it will be a skill that students need in the future. I know that this may cause some stir in many of you but here is my reasons: 1) Though I do agree with who knows what the future may hold, I do believe that this is a skill all kids will need. At one point in time no one knew how to read. In fact it was only geared to the clergy because they had to read the bible. Fun Maths Teachers! Here is a collection of mathematical activities containing an element of 'fun'! Some activities will be perfect for the last ten minutes of a gruelling double period while others could be saved for the last lesson of term.

A brief history of numerical systems - Alessandra King A numerical system is a set of symbols and rules used to represent numbers. All civilizations had to deal with expressing ever larger numerical quantities and they all faced the same issues. A look at the different ways humans across the planet and across the ages handled this challenge is fascinating. Among the many accounts of this long intellectual adventure, a couple are particularly readable and useful for our ends: Steven Strogatz’s section in his book “The Joy of X", excerpts of which are available online, and the article “Historical Counting Systems” in the book “Math in Society” by Lippman (Pierce College) which also provides clarifying examples and practice exercises. This fun video is also an amusing yet clear introduction to the origin and development of number systems.

Factorising Description of Levels Close Level 1 - Factorising an expression with a constant factor. Example: 40h + 88 Level 2 - Factorising an expression with a variable factor. Recapping learning in primary maths Regardless of whether your class are working towards formal examinations, internal tests or simply at the end of a unit of work, taking the time to go over previously taught topics is always a valuable exercise and a great way to deepen understanding. With revision being an alien concept for many young learners, it is especially important to make these sessions engaging and accessible, so that your whole class feel that they can achieve. We’ve done the hard work for you by selecting a range of pupil-friendly revision resources, designed to captivate budding mathematicians. For even more inspiration, why not check out our collection of free, quality assured resources centred around the mastery approach to teaching primary maths?

A Math Framework for Multiple Grade Levels As a K–12 district math coach, I travel to 67 classrooms and participate in math instruction at different grade levels. Traveling outside of my school district, I’ve communicated with many pre-K through university math educators in person, on campuses, at conferences, and through social media. I’ve encountered rich math experiences at the secondary level, but found that they could not easily be transferred to primary classrooms. Likewise, I’ve experienced some highly effective practices in primary classrooms that would be difficult to implement in secondary settings. Phyllotaxis: Draw flowers using mathematics - Online Project Learn Pricing See our plans Group My Groups

How to Spark Joy & Individualize Students’ Needs with Guided Math After boring both my students and myself with largely direct instruction math for a couple of years, I decided to try guided math. The results? Increases in interest, one-on-one time, student initiative, and just plain joy in math learning. Why Guided Math? Most math programs are still set up in very traditional, teacher-centered constructs. In the name of “offering support,” some even provide scripts!

Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for Maths - During a recent conversation on Twitter with @MichaelT1979, we were asked to recommend our top free apps for English and Maths for students to download and use over the summer. We use these apps every week and they make fantastic free additions to your iPad app portfolio. We would recommend that you also check out Part 1 of this mini series – Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for English Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for Maths Presented in no particular order: Splash Math by StudyPad, Inc. Math Connections You have reached the website for Math Connections, a SUCCEED workshop. The goal of this workshop is to present advanced mathmatical concepts to rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders using an engaging, hands-on approach. Students are exposed to computer models connecting mathematical concepts to the physical world.