Secondary Numeracy Resources | nzmaths

4 days ago by simonjob

Practice ActivitiesThis page provides a large collection of practice activities, each of which should provide sufficient material for a group of students for around a week.

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MATHSPLAIN - THE MATH IS PLAIN

8 days ago by simonjob

This website was created to demonstrate that learning math can be fun, if everything is kept simple and easy to understand. Try our new online training site where things are clear, nothing is boring, and it turns out that math is actually very simple. Try our new online training in Calculus, or Linear algebra, or Probability theory where things are clear, nothing is boring, and it turns out that math is actually very simple. The point of math is not WHAT you should do, but WHY you should, and that is exactly what you will discover here: not via muddled theory, but through simple, practical examples.

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8 days ago by simonjob

Math for eight-year-olds: graph theory for kids!

11 weeks ago by simonjob

This morning I had the pleasure to be a mathematical guest in my daughter's third-grade class, full of inquisitive eight- and nine-year-old girls, and we had a wonderful interaction. Following up o...

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11 weeks ago by simonjob

The Math Ceiling: Where’s your cognitive breaking point? | Math with Bad Drawings

11 weeks ago by simonjob

Adults recall math as a sort of NCAA tournament. Everybody gets eliminated. It's only a question of how long you stay in the game.

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11 weeks ago by simonjob

What I Notice and Wonder about Teaching Like a Champion | teaching/math/culture

11 weeks ago by simonjob

Last night, Chris Robinson shared an experience with an administrator who observed his math classroom. He had been doing an activity called Noticing and Wondering with his students, something that Max Ray of the Math Forum has written about extensively. Noticing and wondering is a great discussion starter. You share a mathematical object or situation with…

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11 weeks ago by simonjob

Day 130: Paper Folding | Quadrant Dan

11 weeks ago by simonjob

Algebra explored the expansion of (a + b)² today. Across 100 students, none of them were able to correctly expand (x + 3)² coming into the day. We plugged x = 2 into different expansions. Most students had 13, some had 25. Everyone agreed that 25 was spot on, but couldn't come up with an explanation as to…

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The Bridges to Fermat's Last Theorem - Numberphile - YouTube

12 weeks ago by simonjob

Ken Ribet - a key player in the solution to Fermat's Last Theorem - gives a taste of how real mathematics is done... piece by piece and by human beings. More...

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12 weeks ago by simonjob

GeoGebra and Office Mix | Kurt Söser

12 weeks ago by simonjob

After a short video on GeoGebra and Office Mix I decided to do also a Blog post about it, cause I discovered some more further informaion and "tricks". So here is a very short step-by-step guide o...

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12 weeks ago by simonjob

The Number Concept Map (Video and PDF) | Steve Wyborney's Blog: I'm on a Learning Mission.

12 weeks ago by simonjob

Here is a new resource for you: The Number Concept Map. While there are many different ways this resource could be used in the classroom, I've provided a recording below to detail how you m...

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12 weeks ago by simonjob

Math Imposter Sets (with Video and PDF) | Steve Wyborney's Blog: I'm on a Learning Mission.

12 weeks ago by simonjob

Over 10 years ago, I began using Imposter Sets in my math classroom. Imposter Sets frequently produce rich, insightful discussion about important math concepts. Students readily embrace the myste...

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12 weeks ago by simonjob

Game Theory Explains How Cooperation Evolved | Quanta Magazine

12 weeks ago by simonjob

A new solution to the prisoner’s dilemma, a classic game theory scenario, has created new puzzles in evolutionary biology.

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12 weeks ago by simonjob

Music Puzzles | Solve My Maths

12 weeks ago by simonjob

So during one of my many, many random thoughts, something occurred to me. As a big fan of maths puzzles (remember this post?) I pondered the idea of transforming a maths puzzle into a music one. After all, anyone who knows almost nothing about music knows that it's pretty much maths with sound. The majority…

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12 weeks ago by simonjob

iPad Use, Years Later — Infinite Sums

march 2015 by simonjob

I've had iPads in the classroom since the fall of 2012. It started with 4

and now I have a pile of 25. What world changing things are we doing these

days?

Honestly, no one would build an ad campaign around it. My primary workflow

is rather dull.

I've played around with exporting student work and sharing photos. It

served a purpose but at my current scale isn't practical. I tried

collecting data in spreadsheets and sharing it, too many kids had nothing

to do. I tried have them analyze a video. I tried having them model

equations to pictures. In each case the time investment ratio was just out

of whack. There were simpler ways to accomplish the same thing. Despite how

easy it was to gather stuff via Google Drive, I could never find other uses

for it. Despite how easy it was to have them try and teach themselves, it

was just glorified handouts. I like for them to keep records of everything

we do. I still love paper and pencil, marker and glue. Can we make that

better?

Definitel

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and now I have a pile of 25. What world changing things are we doing these

days?

Honestly, no one would build an ad campaign around it. My primary workflow

is rather dull.

I've played around with exporting student work and sharing photos. It

served a purpose but at my current scale isn't practical. I tried

collecting data in spreadsheets and sharing it, too many kids had nothing

to do. I tried have them analyze a video. I tried having them model

equations to pictures. In each case the time investment ratio was just out

of whack. There were simpler ways to accomplish the same thing. Despite how

easy it was to gather stuff via Google Drive, I could never find other uses

for it. Despite how easy it was to have them try and teach themselves, it

was just glorified handouts. I like for them to keep records of everything

we do. I still love paper and pencil, marker and glue. Can we make that

better?

Definitel

march 2015 by simonjob

MathFu: Main Page

november 2014 by simonjob

MathFu is a C++ math library developed primarily for games focused on simplicity and efficiency.

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november 2014 by simonjob

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