# Woodlands Maths Zone - Fun interactive maths games

Mathematics Fun, Fact, Fiction, Function, Fantasy Here is a collection of mathematical activities and curiosities...enjoy them! BRAND NEW 2008 Line of Fractal Imagery -- 594 Images -- Oh Wow! ---> Show me the fractals! Extensive Graphical Spherical Harmonic Study --- 640+ Images ---> Take me there! 2006 Line of Fractal Imagery -- 336 Images -- Gotta See Them ---> Let's go there! Guess Your Birthday! Here's a fun trick to show a friend, a group, or an entire class of people. Step 1) Have them take the month number from their birthday: January = 1, Feb = 2 etc. Have them give you the total. How It Works: Let M be the month number and D will be the day number. Thus, if you subtract off the 165, what will remain will be the month in hundreds plus the day! By the way, if you wish to know how many minutes and seconds you have been alive and lots more about when you were born, you might like to try this website ==> Birthday Calculator Divisibility Rules! *A big thank you to Torsten Sillke for these rules! Do You Love "Alphametics?" Did You Know?

The Thirty Greatest Mathematicians Click for a discussion of certain omissions. Please send me e-mail if you believe there's a major flaw in my rankings (or an error in any of the biographies). Obviously the relative ranks of, say Fibonacci and Ramanujan, will never satisfy everyone since the reasons for their "greatness" are different. I'm sure I've overlooked great mathematicians who obviously belong on this list. Following are the top mathematicians in chronological (birth-year) order. Earliest mathematicians Little is known of the earliest mathematics, but the famous Ishango Bone from Early Stone-Age Africa has tally marks suggesting arithmetic. Early Vedic mathematicians The greatest mathematics before the Golden Age of Greece was in India's early Vedic (Hindu) civilization. Top Thales of Miletus (ca 624 - 546 BC) Greek domain Thales was the Chief of the "Seven Sages" of ancient Greece, and has been called the "Father of Science," the "Founder of Abstract Geometry," and the "First Philosopher." Tiberius(?)

Percents and Decimals Worksheets Thanks for visiting the U.S. number format version of the decimals and percents worksheets page at Math-Drills.Com where we make a POINT of helping students learn. On this page, you will find Decimals worksheets on a variety topics including comparing and sorting decimals, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals, and converting decimals to other number formats. To start, you will find the general use printables to be helpful in teaching the concepts of decimals and place value. Further down the page, rounding, comparing and ordering decimals worksheets allow students to gain more comfort with decimals before they move on to performing operations with decimals. General Use Printables The thousandths grid is a useful tool in representing operations with decimals. Thousandths GridHundredths GridsDecimal Place Value Chart Expanded Form with Decimals Rounding Decimals Worksheets The convention on the decimals worksheets below is to round up on a five. Percents Worksheets

Connecting to Math in Real Life By Wendy Petti Who needs math games when a world of meaningful real-life fun is beckoning? It's easy and rewarding to connect to the real world in math class. Collections of Real-World Math Activities The math activity sites listed here are repositories of lesson ideas that can be explored offline without the use of computers. Math Goodies Their multi-media curriculum includes 168 in-depth lessons organized into instructional units. Practical Uses of Math and Science (PUMAS) This site offers 71 examples of real-life applications of math for upper elementary grades and above, including drawing/interpreting topographical maps, money math, creating math magic problems, measuring the heat of sand and rock; and much more. Mixing in Math This set of free activities helps teachers, parents, and after-school programs mix a bit of math into students' daily routines. National Math Trail Students from around the United States created real-life word problems related to their communities.

Multiples and Factors In this activity, students identify multiples and factors and solve problems that involve finding highest common factors and lowest common multiples. Students will need a good recall of multiplication basic facts in order to be able to do these activities. Activity One and Game Discuss the definitions of multiples and factors (on the student book page) before your students begin this activity. Make sure that they understand that every number is a factor of itself, because if they divide a number by itself, there is no remainder. This game could be extended by asking: • What are all the different products you could throw with the two game dice, one labelled 1–6 and the other 4–9? • There are two different ways of getting a product of 12: throwing a 3 and a 4 or a 2 and a 6. • What’s the probability of throwing a double? • Which squares in the game are easier/harder to cover? Harder to cover: a prime number [only 2 out of 36 combinations] and a multiple of 7 [only 6 chances out of 36].)

Math Projects About Project-Based Learning Projects help students personalize their learning and are ideal for gaining key knowledge and understanding of content and answering the question: Where am I ever going to use this?" Among the greatest benefits of project-based learning (PBL) are gains in students' critical-thinking skills and development of their interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. However, as Bryan Goodwin (2010) found in reviewing the literature, a major shortcoming in many student projects is that educators tend to assign projects just for the sake of doing them. Students should publicly present their work, as they will be more motivated to produce a quality product when knowing a real audience will view it (Larmer & Mergendoller, 2015, 2010). If projects involve teamwork, educators will need to emphasize commitment to the team as an essential component for success of group work. Finally, projects should include the element of reflection. Key Questions Scaffold projects. Yetkiner, Z.

Murderous Maths: Tricks and Games! Do you want to be a mind reader? Or maybe have a brain that does lightning calculations? Or maybe you just want to make your friends feel silly! Here are a few of my sneakiest tricks, and don't worry - you don't need to be a maths genius to do them! Some of these tricks are in the Murderous Maths books, but here I can let you play on my special calculators and other computer gadgets! The Fiendish Football Team Illusion! Let Riverboat Lil READ YOUR MIND! The EIGHT QUEENS Puzzle! The 7-11-13 Trick (And other miracle sums) Pass your friends a calculator - and then make them feel really silly with these simple tricks! The Predictor Cards The trick with four cut-out cards, you pick a number from 1-16 and it mysteriously appears in a hole at the back! The Missing Digit Trick Your friend does a sum then crosses a digit out - you can tell what it is without looking! The Prime Numbers Trick Make a strange prediciton using the magic of PRIME NUMBERS. What were you like when you were born?