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Best Websites for Teaching Math: More Than 50 Resources! We recently sent the call out on our Teacher HELPLINE! for teachers to tell us the best websites for teaching math. And wow, did you all come through! Cool Math 4 Kids Times Tables Help - How Multiplying Works (times tables) Here's another one: This means that you have three groups of 5! Put the three groupstogether... How many pentagons do you have? Studyit: Scale diagrams Skip to content | Accessibility - list of access keys used on this site | Sitemap Skip to content 1.8 Geometric representations (AS91033) The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning Students learn through their participation in the attainment of knowledge by gathering information and processing it by solving problems and articulating what they have discovered. Each activity below provides students with opportunities to deepen their learning by applying concepts and articulating new knowledge and many of these activities also provide the instructor feedback about the students’ learning. Entry/Exit Tickets

Number Frames Overview Number Frames help students structure numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and compute with numbers in a particular range. Pre-exam activities for boosting Maths confidence – Better Maths Last year I wrote about my five columns of exam success and how I like to help students to go into their GCSE Maths exams with their game face on. This year I’m still holding on to those fundamental principles, but I’m changing the way I work with them in the run up to exams. Last year, I started six weeks before the exam and broke the spec into six chunks. We covered one chunk per week and used about a third of the lesson time to do it. This year I’m going to more subtle (and hopefully more effective) in the way I build up to the exams.

ptolemy.co.uk “Furbles are the shape of things to come: this software is technology at its best and well worth the money.” John Dabell, TES Magazine Furbles started life as an idea for teaching statistics in an interesting way with children from KS1 to KS3. The original version was published in 2003 online, and its popularity spread. It has been downloaded and used over 20,000 times in the last five years. Math Figured Out . Introduction . Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-)

Sweet Algebra. A model. I’ve spent the last two years teaching maths – to Year 7 & and Year 10. Finding a good model to help students grapple with algebra has often been a sticking point, especially once we started performing operations on letters beyond collecting like terms; for some students this level of abstraction is incredibly difficult. The idea that a letter can represent a number that we then perform operations on is not intuitive to lots of students. I’d used various devices to represent ‘unknown number’ but often this was unsuccessful. Simply asserting that ‘a’ is a ‘mystery number’ is too hard for some to hold on to once we start performing operations. If you use shapes or other objects it’s also problematic. eg saying 2 lots of (Apple plus Orange) = 2 Apples and 2 Oranges, is getting very convoluted in terms of models.

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