MTBoS - Time To Set The Hook... What are you getting ready to teach? Whatever it might be, the MTBoS has probably blogged about it. To find what you're looking for, just type into the search below! Or, if you're not sure what you want and are looking for some inspiration, hit the random button. I've been wanting something like this for a long time, but finally got around to making it. Similar Triangles Definition: Triangles are similar if they have the same shape, but can be different sizes. (They are still similar even if one is rotated, or one is a mirror image of the other). Try this Drag any orange dot at either triangle's vertex. Triangles are similar if they have the same shape, but not necessarily the same size. which is read as "Triangle PQR is similar to triangle P'Q'R' ". Properties of Similar Triangles Corresponding angles are congruent (same measure)So in the figure above, the angle P=P', Q=Q', and R=R'. Rotation One triangle can be rotated, but as long as they are the same shape, the triangles are still similar. In this particular example, the triangles are the same size, so they are also congruent. Reflection One triangle can be a mirror image of the other, but as long as they are the same shape, the triangles are still similar. How to tell if triangles are similar Any triangle is defined by six measures (three sides, three angles). Similar Triangles can have shared parts

Resourceaholic Enigma/Paper Enigma - Franklin Heath Ltd Wiki Although the Enigma cipher as a whole is quite complex (it's complexity is comparable to modern cryptographic algorithms) the individual transformations within it are relatively simple. In fact, they are simple enough that you can decipher an Enigma message with just a paper model. Our model is three-dimensional, to illustrate the wiring of a real Enigma machine. Materials Needed You will need these PDF templates printed on to 2 A4 sheets of paper, a crisp tube (75mm in diameter and at least 225mm long), clear sticky tape and a pair of scissors. Using low-tack "removable" sticky tape can make it easier to swap round and reuse the rotors if you want to do that, but it's not essential. Before you print the templates, please make sure you turn off any scaling options in your printer software so that it is printed at the exact size required. Assembling the Basic Enigma You will fasten these round the crisp tube in this order, from left to right: Using the Basic Enigma Set up: Rotor Turnover

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching Free A Level Maths Revision and Study Notes from MrBartonMaths Welcome to > pupils > notes for a level I have put together the following selection of excellent resources to help you prepare for your A Level exams. The notes are particaulry useful if you save them to your phone or tablet, so you have your notes with you wherever you are. Likewise, the videos take you step-by-step through exam questions. Happy revising! Please Note: Some of these resources are for specific exam boards. AQA Past Papers and full written solutions - click here Please Note: although these are for AQA, much of the content is the same as other exam boards, so you may still find them useful for extra practise Revision and Exam Tips - click here I have put together a collection of tips and advice for preparing for and sitting your exams Core 1 For more Widgits like this, click here Core 2 Core 4 <A HREF=" Statistics 1 Statistics 2 Statistics 3 Stats 3 Revision Notes from Simon Baxter at Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok Mechanics 1 Mechanics 2

Common Core Problem Based Curriculum Maps | emergent math The following Problem Based Learning (PrBL) curriculum maps are based on the Math Common Core State Standards and the associated scope and sequences. The problems and tasks have been scoured from thoughtful math bloggers who have advanced our practice by posting their materials online. The Scope and Sequences for Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Math 9 (Integrated), Math 10 (Integrated), and Math 11 (Integrated) are from Pearson. Grade 3 CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Grade 4 CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Grade 5 CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Grade 6 CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Grade 7 CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Grade 8 CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Math 9 (Integrated) CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Math 10 (Integrated) CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Math 11 (Integrated) CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Algebra 1 CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Geometry CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Algebra 2 CCSS PrBL Curriculum Map Be sure to check back often as these curriculum maps are bound to change when new cool activities are added on math blogs worldwide. Geoff

Welcome to the Mathematics Assessment Project Organize | Exploring the MathTwitterBlogosphere This week: Ask someone how they stay organized in the MTBoS.Choose a way to stay on top of your blog reading.Choose a way to stay on top of your Twitter.Comment on this post about what you’ve set up. So you’re reading blogs! You’re tweeting! Awesome. We knew you could! Hopefully you’ve found some resources you like and some voices online that resonate with you. So how do you keep in touch with all of this? But first: Everyone wrangles the MTBoS differently. There are a number of tools that you might use to help collect and streamline your online feasting. There are better ways to keep up with blogs that you like than just visiting them on occasion to see what’s new. You can often find “follow by email” button in blog sidebars, like this one on Kate Nowak’s blog. As you follow more blogs, you may want to have a special place for blog posts other than your email inbox. An RSS reader: an inbox for blog posts. There are lots of different RSS readers. Having a MTBoS routine can be helpful.

Five Hundred And Seven Mechanical Movements Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found in: arts, language arts & literature, math, science, social studies, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Henry T. Brown’s Five Hundred And Seven Mechanical Movements ( PDF, 6.3 MB, 152 pgs.) was first published in 1868. Here are some additional resources and activities: Mechanisms introduces students in grades 5-8 to mechanisms and how they work. Tanenbaum Lesson Plans Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found in: social studies, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Tanenbaum Lesson Plans explore aspects of cultural and religious diversity so that students learn to approach the world with respectful curiosity and open-mindedness: Respecting Each Other ( PDF, 49 KB, 6 pgs.) is a lesson and activity in which K-12 students learn why respect is important, develop their own practical definitions of respect, and consider how to reflect their ideas in their behavior. Worksheets are included.

A Comprehensive Guide of Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom May 26, 2015 Since its release awhile ago, Google Classroom has been such a hit in the EdTech world with millions of teachers already incorporating it in their daily instruction.With this widespread use of Google Classroom, Google rolled out a host of important updates to improve the functionality of Classroom and to respond to the emerging needs of educators. All of these updates are included in this post. Today’s post is intended to help teachers and educators make the best of Google Classroom by providing them with access to some very useful resources, materials and tips on the use of Classroom in education. 1- What is Google Classroom? 2- How does Google Classroom Work? 3- Understanding the assignment flow Check out this page to learn more about how you can create and collect assignments paperlessly on Google Classroom. Teachers 1- Getting Started2- Creating and Managing Classes3- Creating and Grading Assignments4- Communicating with your Students Students

10 useful tools for assessment with tech Technology gives students lots of options for demonstrating their learning via assessments. Here are 10 tools to empower them. (Flickr / Brad Flickinger) We’re down to the final days of the school year at my school, and many students and teachers have turned their thoughts to assessment. Final exams. Plenty of options exist to gauge student understanding by using tech tools. Here are 10 tools you can start using tomorrow to assess student learning: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. For notifications of new Ditch That Textbook content and helpful links: like Ditch That Textbook on Facebookfollow @jmattmiller on Twitterfollow Ditch That Textbook on Pinterestjoin the Ditch That Textbook community on Google+, andfollow +MattMiller16 on Google+! Interested in having Matt present at your event or school? Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events: Related Draw, choose, write or say: Fantastic formative assessments Formative assessment can be drudgery. October 5, 2015 In "Ed Tech"

How to Use Handwriting in Google Documents Earlier this week John Stevens tipped me off to using g(Math) to add handwritten responses to Google Forms. This morning John sent me a direct message on Twitter to tell me that you can now use handwriting in Google Documents through the g(Math) Add-on. John wrote out step-by-step directions with screenshots here. I made a short screencast of the process. That screencast is embedded below. Thanks again to John Stevens for the tip.

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