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A blog about teaching and learning mathematics, software tutorials, technology integration, Web 2.0 technology, blogging, and more.

A blog about teaching and learning mathematics, software tutorials, technology integration, Web 2.0 technology, blogging, and more.
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geogebrawiki - home dy/dan Free Math Help and Free Math Videos Online at Tutorials Mathematics and Multimedia GeoGebra Step-by-Step Tutorial Series The objective of the GeoGebra Step-by-Step Tutorial Series is not only to teach the readers how to use the software, but also to suggest how to use GeoGebra in teaching and learning mathematics. Most of the tutorials are (or will be) linked to related articles containing explanations and proofs about the mathematics discussed in the tutorials. The tutorial aims to teach mathematics through GeoGebra. Although, it is advisable to follow the tutorial series chronologically, the reader may opt for any tutorial of choice since each tutorial is designed to be independent from each other. The readers may start from any tutorial, and follow it step-by-step even without learning the tutorials prior to it. The tutorials in Tutorial Series, as well as all the articles, are constantly updated if new versions arrive.

tateoc | Teaching at the Edge of Chaos “It is time to reverse this prejudice against conscious effort and to see the powers we gain through practice and discipline as eminently inspiring and even miraculous.”Robert Greene This is the second of a three part series. If you wish to read the first part, click here. Otherwise, read on… John Mason – The Mystery of Mastery Mention the names ‘Mason’ and ‘Watson’ in Mathematics teaching circles and a reverential air suddenly eminates. You can probably understand my excitement, therefore, when John Mason took the stage. He started out his thoughts on mastery by answering two questions: a) what is a concept? Concepts provide access to relevant actionsProcedures are a sequence of actions, organised by underlying concepts In other words, concepts and procedures are interdependent, and mastery is the journey of layering concepts on procedures on concepts on procedures and so on. John closed by stating there are strategies for deepening appreciation and comprehension of concepts by:

Mr Lyons Maths | Maths education and other general nonsense Quibans Maths Sandpit | Secondary Maths Teaching Inspiration If I had £1 for every time I heard ‘I don’t get it!’, I could probably buy a new (modestly sized) car. That phrase is banned in my classroom. What does ‘get’ mean? What is ‘it’? Did you actually read the question? And there we have it: reading the question. Today’s little life skill strategy can work for all levels of literacy – because you don’t need any! Now as you may be aware, I’m based in Wales in the UK. But why am I telling you this? Well, this means that the WJEC/CBAC exam board publishes their exam papers in welsh and english. I went through a welsh language ‘Mathemateg’ paper and picked out the questions which involved diagrams – I also picked out the matching English questions so I was clear on the questions (not a native welsh speaker, just a learner). ‘Well, it’s obvious it’s a tally chart’ ‘Just fill in the table with the numbers from the pattern’ ‘That’s got to be a special type of triangle’ (answer isn’t correct, but idea was) ‘Just use angles in a triangle to work it out’

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