21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts “Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.” Danica McKellar As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground running in your classes! Math can be pretty tough, but since it is the language in which scientists interpret the Universe, there’s really no getting around learning it. Top 7 Free PowerPoint Add-ins and Plugins You’ve just finished creating your presentation and are browsing through the slides. Have you ever thought the presentation might be improved somehow? We all know how hard it is to create a mind-enriching, engaging presentation. And if you wish to make your project look extraordinary, but at the same time you’ve been disappointed by the standardly available tools, we invite you to check out the following free PowerPoint add-ins.
puzzles these are based on an idea by Naoki Inaba he produced the 'area mazes' as well as many other puzzles he appears to refer to these shape tasks as Zukei puzzles (42 of them) there are translations into the English/American names for shapes, done by Sarah Carter (who introduced them to a wider audience via her Math = Love blog) she posted her translation from Japanese on Sat Dec 17th, 2016 one version of these is here for those with tablet/laptop availability, Desmos have an activity builder (tool) that can be used when looking for the shapes in the original (Naoki Inaba) tasks, here students can either construct lines or draw freehand and these steps can be reversed, or erased many thanks to all of the above people
Exploring Geometry by Coding With @gosphero & @tickleapp In this article I would like to dissect the Math curriculum here in Ontario and focus on the process of mathematics. From the Ontario curriculum document: Problem Solving Problem solving is central to learning mathematics. By learning to solve problems and by learning through problem solving, students are given numerous opportunities to connect mathematical ideas and to develop conceptual understanding.
Higher Level GCSE Maths About this webmix : No description last updated at: Mar 27, 2014 12:28:40 PM Multiplying Big Numbers & De.. Percentages of Amounts Ratio (Sharing Questions) Reverse Percentages Adding & Subtracting Fractio.. Transformations – Enlarging .. Solving Equations with x on ..
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The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love : NPR Ed What makes a great teacher great? That's the question at the heart of 50 Great Teachers, from the NPR Ed Team. For her trigonometry class, Sarah Hagan (center) uses everything but the kitchen sink: a flower pot, garbage basket, rolls of tape, rubber balls, even loose spaghetti. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption toggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR Surds - Mathematics GCSE Revision Surds are numbers left in 'square root form' (or 'cube root form' etc). They are therefore irrational numbers. The reason we leave them as surds is because in decimal form they would go on forever and so this is a very clumsy way of writing them. The video below explains that surds are the roots of numbers that are not whole numbers. An example shows why surds are not written out as decimals because they are infinite decimals. Rules of working with surds are outlined and it is demonstrated how they can be simplified and rationalised.
Cambridge Mathematics Think of a fraction. It’s no surprise that most of us will immediately settle on a half – it’s the most commonly used fraction word in our everyday language and daily lives, and acts as a solid benchmark for most of us in terms of quantity comparisons. Imagine the number of times a young child hears the word ‘half’ every day: “it’s half-past seven”; “you are three-and-a-half years old”; “do you want me to cut your fish fingers in half?”; “you can have half each”; and so on…
Using Bitstrips To Create Interactive Comic Math Problems Recently, I have been working with staff on integrating Bitstrips For Schools into their classrooms. Most of the ideas that were discussed involved using Bitstrips for literacy, social studies, history, health, and even science. However, math never really entered the discussion. So I searched the shared math activities that were posted by other teachers on the Bitstrips For Schools website and only found a total of eight activities. All of these activities consisted of instructions for students to create their own comics. Here is an example of a shared activity that was posted:
Resources for Engineering > Algebra from mathcentre Just the Maths (A.J.Hobson) "Just the Maths" authored by the late Tony Hobson, former Senior Lecturer in Mathematics of the School of Mathematical and Information Sciences at Coventry University, is a collection of separate mathematics units, in chronological topic-order, intended for foundation level and first year degree level in higher education where mathematics is a service discipline e.g. engineering. Completing the square is an algebraic technique which has several applications. These include the solution of quadratic equations. In this unit we use it to find the maximum or minimum values of quadratic functions.
The trouble with graphs The trouble with graphs It’s tempting to assume that constructing graphs of data is a relatively straightforward task, requiring students to learn a small set of rules for each type of graph, to be used with a multitude of data sets - in some senses an algorithmic approach. However, maths teachers’ experiences suggest otherwise. Students seem to come up with a plethora of problems and misconceptions when faced with any task involving graph construction; for example unusually inconsistent axes and best fit lines that are in fact quite the opposite. Much of this difficulty can be traced back to two specific and related problems.
5 Best Apps for Math and Counting As a follow up to my post about writing apps (which you can click here to see) I thought I’d share some of the math and counting apps we’ve discovered. Again, it’s been challenging to find the few jewels among the plain old rocks. I really hadn’t realized how many apps were out there, nor how terrible some of them could be! The ones I list below (in no particular order) are the ones that I like because of their educational value, and that kids like for their entertainment value. Each of these apps (except for Count Sort Match) offers a free “lite” version and a full price version. Click on the title or the picture to see the app in the app store.
Worksheets I have developed my own style of differentiated worksheets for lessons, which was inspired by PRET Homework style introduced to me by @DIRT_expert. Print