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Asking students to choose their own path and justify it

Asking students to choose their own path and justify it
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Transum Problem-Based Lesson Search Engine | Robert Kaplinsky - Glenrock Consulting Skip to content Click here to receive email updates! Problem-Based Lesson Search Engine January 18, 2014 Share This If you think others need to see this, share it on one of the sites below by clicking on the button. This search engine searches all of the sites below to quickly help you find a problem-based lesson (also called 3-Act Task, mathematical modeling, or application problem): The links below are the pages that are being searched by the search engine: There must be many great sources of lessons that I am missing. If you think others need to see this, share it on one of the sites below by clicking on the button. Follow Me Keep the conversation going. 55 Comments Wow! Leave a Reply

Go Maths 1001 Math Problems A+Click SMS | A+Click 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. A+Click SMS are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 52 – 28 = 4 Which digit do I move to make the equation correct? 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. A+Click SMS Part 2 Like this: Like Loading...

1001 Visual Puzzles Find the Factors | A Multiplication Based Logic Puzzle dy/dan 5 Maths Gems #34 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... Have you read all 34 of my gems posts? 1. 2. I love this prime clock from the brilliant Minimal Math Concepts. Whilst on the subject of primes, check out this excellent primes and factors puzzle from @LearningMaths: @LearningMaths always produces excellent resources. If you want to take this idea further, your class could design and produce a maths alphabet poster like the examples shown below. 4. 5. Recommended Reading This summer @DrBennison and @MissNorledge are undertaking an impressive #summerblogchallenge. Here's a few recent posts that I recommend: Update

Finding Ways 5 Maths Gems #8 I enjoyed meeting many of you at La Salle Education's National Mathematics Teacher Conference yesterday. It was a fantastic opportunity for sharing ideas. But 500 maths teachers out of 350,000 is a drop in the ocean. It's such a shame that so many schools weren't represented. Although there are some pockets of collaboration throughout the UK, for example through regional TeachMeets, the fact is that the majority of UK maths teachers live in a bubble. When Dr Vanessa Pittard from the Department for Education talked about Shanghai (am I the only one starting to get a bit bored with Shanghai?) This weekend, 500 maths teachers gave up a precious Saturday to learn from each other. Now for my weekly maths gems. 1. I was talking to a friend about the 'Vertical Non-Permanent Surfaces', magic whiteboards and acrylic sheets I featured in my last gems post and he told me about something wonderful. This got me thinking about my ideal classroom. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final thoughts

5 Maths Gems #18 Most of my readers probably already subscribe to Chris Smith's lovely maths newsletter. Full of teaching ideas, puzzles, jokes and mathematical trivia, it's a joy to receive every week. Chris has been producing the newsletter since 2007 when he was a wee NQT. Amongst other things, the newsletter is a fantastic mechanism for sharing good practice. Chris now has over 900 newsletter subscribers. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. In Issue 27, Chris featured an idea from TES which is designed to encourage students to revise for tests. “I gave each pupil an A4 sheet of paper with their name and my signature on it and told them they had a test coming up and they were allowed to bring the blank page in with them. At the end of the test, I collected their sheets to look at them in more detail. Puzzles Each of Chris's newsletters features a puzzle - here's two that I particularly liked (answers are at the bottom of this post): And finally, two bits of trivia: What I've been up to I've had a busy and emotional week.

5 Maths Gems #25 Back in Gems 18 I featured five ideas from the first 100 issues of Chris Smith's newsletters. I promised I'd be back with more newsletter gems, so today's post features some highlights from issues 101 - 250. Chris's newsletters are very popular amongst maths teachers - he now has over 1,000 subscribers. Each week's newsletter is full of teaching ideas, puzzles, jokes and mathematical trivia - it's always a pleasure to read. 1. 2. 3. There's three key points that students need to remember about bearings. This idea originated from @kimmychuck and featured in Newsletter 245. 4. In my post about Desmos Polygraph I described it as a digital (and mathematical) version of Guess Who. 5. These animated factorisation diagrams are lovely. The animation is mesmorising. Finally, I found this article about mathematical gravestones really interesting: I hope you've found some inspiration in this post - huge thanks to Chris for letting me share his ideas.