'Taught right, every maths pupil could be a Countdown winner' In 1997, James Martin, a quietly unassuming Oxford maths PhD, entered television gameshow folklore with his stunning solution to a maths problem on Countdown. The challenge: make 952 using the numbers 100, 75, 50, 25, 3 and 6. You may use the four standard operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You do not have to use all the numbers and you cannot use the same number more than once.
GridOmatic, print your own graph paper return to Bad pictures ? Click here GridOmatic, print your own graph paper, imperial or metric at any scale The 5-4-3-2-1 Challenge from Will Shortz and NPR On Sunday morning, Nancy Swank tweeted me a link to a puzzle on NPR's website. This shouldn't come as a surprise because Nancy is the entire reason why NPR spent an entire day in my classroom in 2014. I followed the link and started reading the puzzle. Within about a minute, I knew I HAD to do this puzzle with my students this week. Here's the link to the puzzle from NPR so you can check it out yourself. I'm naming this puzzle the "5-4-3-2-1 Challenge."
Web 2.0 Tools for Math Educators By Laura Turner This is a continuing series on Web2.0 and other web-based tools for educators. This information is specific to math educators, but there is some crossover into science. Maths Starter / Pos Mathemateg MondayLlun TuesdayMawrth WednesdayMercher ThursdayIau KBruch Description KBruch is a small program to practice calculating with fractions. Therefore 4 different exercises are offered.
Maths Starter / Pos Mathemateg MondayLlun TuesdayMawrth WednesdayMercher My All Time Favorite Middle School Math Lessons I’m teaching high school now, but here are the lessons that I miss the very most. These are my “Must Do” lessons. I have a few friends who will teach middle school math (or Algebra 1) for the first time this year. Thanks to Jami for the inspiration for organizing these lessons. It’s been a walk down memory lane for me. I really miss middle school. Maths Starter / Pos Mathemateg MondayLlun TuesdayMawrth WednesdayMercher ThursdayIau FridayGwener SaturdaySadwrn