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Stella's Problems Welcome to the ORC Stella website. The core of this collection is a library of more than 600 non-routine mathematics problems known as Stella's Stunners to be launched set by set over the coming months. The problems range from simple visual problems, requiring no specific mathematical background, to problems that use the content of Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Trigonometry, up through Pre-Calculus. The Stella problems are not typical textbook exercises.

iPad Maths Lemon LawChange the numbers on the apples so that the number on the lemon is the given total.NumskullInteractive, randomly-generated, number-based logic puzzle designed to develop numeracy skills.AddleArrange the numbers from 1 to 14 in the spaces to make the sums correct.Pairs Twenty OneFind the pairs of numbers that add up to 21.Suko SujikoInteractive number-based logic puzzles similar to those featuring in daily newspapers.ExpediteDrag the numbered cards to produce a multiplication fact. Complete twenty mixed times tables questions to earn a trophy.MathopolyA game of buying and selling property with maths questions thrown in for good measure.Connect 4 FactorsThis a game for one or two players. The winner is the first to line up four numbers with a common factor. Successfully complete an activity and you will earn a Transum Trophy.

Four stages of competence In psychology, the four stages of competence, or the "conscious competence" learning model, relates to the psychological states involved in the process of progressing from incompetence to competence in a skill. History The Four Stages of Learning provides a model for learning. It suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or unconscious of their incompetence. As they recognize their incompetence, they consciously acquire a skill, then consciously use it. Eventually, the skill can be utilized without it being consciously thought through: the individual is said to have then acquired unconscious competence. [3]

The Xs and Whys of Algebra Product Details Author: Anne Collins and Linda DaceyISBN: 978-157110-857-9Year: 2011Media: 84 pp/flipchartGrade Range: 7-9Item No: WEB-0857 In many ways, algebra can be as challenging for teachers as it is for students. With so much emphasis placed on procedural knowledge and the manipulations of variables and symbols, it can be easy to lose sight of the key ideas that underlie algebraic thinking and the relevance algebra has to the real world.

Drawing on the iPad See how these 12 compare to other styluses: Check out our in-depth iOS stylus charts. Steve Jobs may hate the idea of using a stylus on his touchscreen devices, but the fact remains that some consumers simply prefer an intermediary accessory for interaction. Whether it’s too cold outside for direct contact, you’re worried about touchscreen germs, or you need a sketching tool, sometimes a stylus can be a good thing. Accessory manufacturers seem to agree, having produced a plethora of styluses for Apple’s iOS devices. As some people know, in my not-so-secret other life, I enjoy drawing cartoons. Since I bought my first iPad back in April 2010, I’ve been using the device for quite a bit of my scribbling and coloring—most of that with Ten One Design's Pogo Sketch.

Embrace Your Inner Statistician! You are a probability machine, a statistician, a mathematical wizard. You may not be aware of this simple fact, but its true: Every day, you engage in a series of probabilistic decision-making. You choose based on the probabilities of various outcomes taking place. This occurs whether you are changing lanes on the highway or deciding what food to eat. Consider some decisions many of you are likely to make over the next 24 hours:

iPads in Mathematics Around this time last year, I wrote a post about the lack of engaging Maths apps on the iPad that went beyond “skill and drill” number activities. Since then, developers have introduced a greater range of apps across all areas of the Maths curriculum that can be used to enhance the Maths teaching and learning in your classroom. Here’s a selection of 20 apps that cover Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability ( these are the Content strands (CS) Australia’s Mathematics curriculum has been categorized under ). They also cover the proficiency strands (PS) of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. I’m sure other countries’ curricula are similar in many regards and you will be able to make the connections. Undecided (free at time of writing)