CEMC - Math Circles The Waterloo Math Circles is a free weekly enrichment activity for grade 6 to 12 students organized by the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Waterloo. Registration All students interested in attending the Fall Math Circles in 2014/15 will need to register. Space in the program is limited – register early. The 2014/15 program will begin the week of October 6th, 2014.
A+Click SMS SMS stands for Short Math Situation. Don’t confuse with SMS (Short Message Service), which is used as an acronym for all types of short text messaging. The last one is the most widely used data application in the world with several billion active users. If the length of the SMS text messages is limited to 140 characters, the Short Math Situation questions are limited to 64 characters. Everything should be made as short as possible, but no shorter. A+Click SMS are:
nrich.maths.org Teachers Primary Pupils Secondary Students Math Jeopardy Games Are you looking for free math jeopardy games? These exciting games about different mathematical concepts are excellent for practice and review. The games can be played alone or in teams; therefore they make good classroom activities. Play these free and interactive jeopardy games! 2D Shapes Jeopardy Game Fields Institute - Math Circles NEWS 2014: Math Circles Instructors wanted! (Apply here) Math Circles at the Fields Institute is looking for new volunteers to teach bright high school students interesting topics in mathematics. The goal of Math Circles is to introduce different topics in mathematics not necessarily taught in school, while keeping things fun! In particular, we are looking for instructors to do one of the following topics: Introduction to Real Analysis Introduction to Graph Theory Introduction to Topology Introduction to Groups and Rings The Game of Go Game Theory Optimization
Hello and welcome to my 34th gems post. This is where I share five teaching ideas I've seen on Twitter. The summer holidays are finally here! Let's be honest though - although it's lovely to have the opportunity to rest and play, the majority of us do a fair amount of school work over summer - creating resources, organising and tidying, preparing for September, catching up on reading... How can we meet the needs of all pupils without differentiation of lesson content? How can we record progress without levels? Thoughts on topical issues of mathematics education from the NCETM’s Director, Charlie Stripp I believe that if we are to adopt a teaching for mastery approach to maths teaching, consistent with the new National Curriculum, we must answer these questions. Many primary teachers have asked my NCETM colleagues and me these questions, and this blog explains our current thinking. We have been informed by the National Curriculum document itself, by teaching we have observed and by the textbooks used in regions and countries that teach maths very successfully, such as Shanghai and Singapore.
Using Minecraft to teach Math Literacy You’ve probably heard of the game Minecraft – millions of children around the world play it – but did you know that it can help teach math skills? I didn’t. When my 7-year-old asked me to download Minecraft for him, I checked it out online first, and what I read astounded me. Minecraft is a game in which players can use 3D blocks to build simple things like houses, as well as complex things like programmable computers! (see video) It can be used in the classroom to teach math concepts; from beginning multiplication tables to advanced physics. I was so intrigued by this fact that I contacted a teacher who uses it to find out more…