'Taught right, every maths pupil could be a Countdown winner' In 1997, James Martin, a quietly unassuming Oxford maths PhD, entered television gameshow folklore with his stunning solution to a maths problem on Countdown. The challenge: make 952 using the numbers 100, 75, 50, 25, 3 and 6. You may use the four standard operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You do not have to use all the numbers and you cannot use the same number more than once. Oh, and you have 30 seconds. James' solution has made it on to YouTube – well worth four minutes of your time:
Molecular Workbench Three Views of MW Senior Scientist and Molecular Workbench Developer Charles Xie, Researcher and Manager Amy Pallant, and Technology and Curriculum Developer Dan Damelin describe the history of Molecular Workbench and our vision for the future. Watch the Video undefinedundefinedundefined Selected Curriculum Modules Transistor
MathVIDS! Home Welcome to MathVIDS! A Resource for Teaching Mathematics to Struggling Learners MathVIDS is an interactive website for teachers who are teaching mathematics to struggling learners made possible through funding by the Virginia Department of Education. The primary theme of MathVIDS is to help educators connect why struggling learners have difficutly learning matheamtics to effective instructional practices for these students.
The Mind of an April Fool Welcome to The Mind of an April Fool. I am Kristen- a teacher, math coach, and yes…an April Fool! I take pride in being an April Fool. If you met me, you would see that my birthday totally fits my personality. Math Survey – Students I am taking Justin Lanier’s call to action from his talk “Beyond Beauty” at the Global Math Department. I posted over the weekend about the results of my survey of teachers and staff at my school. Today, I gave it to my students. The survey looked like this: Here’s what my students said:
The 5-4-3-2-1 Challenge from Will Shortz and NPR On Sunday morning, Nancy Swank tweeted me a link to a puzzle on NPR's website. This shouldn't come as a surprise because Nancy is the entire reason why NPR spent an entire day in my classroom in 2014. I followed the link and started reading the puzzle. Within about a minute, I knew I HAD to do this puzzle with my students this week.
NCEA Subject Resources Subject resource pages are available for the following subjects: Ringa Toi Exhibition Ringa Toi is an annual exhibition that showcases the artwork of secondary school students with a focus on Toi Māori. Read more. Te Reo Māori Translation Examination papers translated into Te Reo Māori Te Reo Māori translation subjects Coping With Math Anxiety What Is Math Anxiety? A famous stage actress was once asked if she had ever suffered from stage-fright, and if so how she had gotten over it. She laughed at the interviewer’s naive assumption that, since she was an accomplished actress now, she must not feel that kind of anxiety. She assured him that she had always had stage fright, and that she had never gotten over it.
Scaffolded Math and Science: "We are all math people!" Growth mindset poster If you've ever figured out how much a shirt cost from the 30% off rack, you are a math person.If you've ever estimated how much water you drank in a day, you are a math person.If you've ever made any sort of budget of any kind, you are a math person.If you've ever calculated exactly what time you'd need to get out of bed to still get to work on time, you are a math person.We are all math people! Something happened when I hit middle school and math stopped being easy. My self-esteem took a hit, which was furthered by the disappointed look on my dad's face as he helped me with my homework. I didn't get it. It was really hard and abstract and weird. My little concrete brain wasn't ready for the impact of conceptual math and my whole world was rocked.
Mr. B's Blog: I Volunteer as Tribute: The Final HSCN The arena set, the districts formed, the Capitol ready. Sounds like the beginning of the Hunger Games, doesn't it? This was the staging for the final HSCN: The Math Hunger Games. To bring you up to speed if you are not familiar with my HSCN, I hosted evenings three times a month where I instructed parents on math and reading. Maths Starter / Pos Mathemateg MondayLlun TuesdayMawrth WednesdayMercher ThursdayIau FridayGwener SaturdaySadwrn 20 Great YouTube Channels for Math Teachers December 28, 2017 For those of you teaching math, here is a collection of some of the best YouTube channels we reviewed this year. You can draw on these resources to access and find educational video content to help you in the teaching of math for different grade levels. Some of these channels are set up and run by math teachers and others by popular math websites. You may want to go through the collection and see what works for you.
CME Project About the Program. The CME Project, developed by EDC’s Center for Mathematics Education and published by Pearson, is a coherent, four-year, NSF-funded high school mathematics program designed around how knowledge is organized and generated within mathematics: the themes of algebra, geometry, and analysis. The CME Project sees these branches of mathematics not only as compartments for certain kinds of results, but also as descriptors for methods and approaches—the habits of mind that determine how knowledge is organized and generated within mathematics itself.