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Nigel Coutts

AAMT Why Maths? - Inspiration beyond the classroom - The Learner's Way - 3 views

    This week I spent three days in Brisbane attending the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers' national conference. The theme of the conference was "Why Maths?" and along with 500 other mathematicians, we looked to find inspiring answers to this provocative question beyond the classroom. Here are my key takeaways from this event. 
Nigel Coutts

Teaching mathematicians shouldn't be like programming a computer - The Learner's Way - 11 views

    Traditional methods of teaching maths have more in common with how we programme a computer that what we might do if we wanted to engage our students in mathematical thinking. We shouldn't be overly surprised then when our students consider mathematics to be all about learning a set of rules that they need to apply in the right order so as to output the correct response. But is there a better way?
Martin Burrett

Free Mathematics Webinar - 1 views

    "UKEdChat & Whizz Education Mathvember Webinar"
Shannon Knight

Khan Academy Math - 6 views

    Math website with tutorials, support, etc.
H DeWaard

5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills | Edutopia - 59 views

  • origami
  • This art form engages students and sneakily enhances their skills -- including improved spatial perception and logical and sequential thinking.
  • Here are some ways that origami can be used in your classroom to improve a range of skills:
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  • Geometry
  • According to the National Center for Education Statistics in 2003, geometry was one area of weakness among American students.
  • Origami has been found to strengthen an understanding of geometric concepts, formulas, and labels, making them come alive.
  • Thinking Skills
  • Origami excites other modalities of learning. It has been shown to improve spatial visualization skills using hands-on learning.
  • Fractions
  • Folding paper can demonstrate the fractions in a tactile way.
  • Problem Solving
  • Often in assignments, there is one set answer and one way to get there. Origami provides children an opportunity to solve something that isn't prescribed and gives them a chance to make friends with failure (i.e. trial and error).
  • Origami is a fun way to explain physics concepts. A thin piece of paper is not very strong, but if you fold it like an accordion it will be.
  • Researchers have found that students who use origami in math perform better.
  • While schools are still catching up to the idea of origami as a STEAM engine (the merging of these disciplines), origami is already being used to solve tough problems in technology.
  • Additionally, the National Science Foundation, one of the government's largest funding agencies, has supported a few programs that link engineers with artists to use origami in designs. The ideas range from medical forceps to foldable plastic solar panels.
    Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, has applications in the modern-day classroom for teaching geometry, thinking skills, fractions, problem solving, and fun science.
Andrew Williamson

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers - 89 views

    "This is a list that comprises some of the best math apps and extensions in Chrome store. We have literally gone through hundreds of apps to finally decide on the apps that would make the cut.These extensions are meant to help kids develop math skills through a wide variety of exercises, activities, games, interactive simulations and many more. Some of these apps are integrated with Google Drive and are also available for  iPad, Android, and Chromebooks."

UKEdMag: Maths Through Stories - 24 views

    Article exploring teaching and learning maths through stories
Jac Londe

sqrt(cos(x))*cos(300x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(6-x^2), -sqrt(6-x^2) from -... - 60 views

    Google always surprise me with is new tools. Interesting for maths problems ...
Monica Lawrence

Giant on-screen calculator - 7 views

    as described - can be downloaded for off line use
Marc Patton

DimensionU | U GAME. U GAIN. - 57 views

    A collection of maths games and activities to play online and download. The games can be set to a maths subject and age group. Play both single and multi-player games.
    At DimensionU, kids find video games that are fun, educational, and rewarding. Parents find an easy and proven way to motivate their children to learn.
Mark Gleeson

Numberphile - Videos about Numbers and Stuff - 112 views

    I'm no slouch at maths, but this site has taught me lots. See videos of maths theories at the forefront of research presented in an understandable way.

XtraMath - 127 views

    This site helps students practise basic maths skills through short online exercises that are intended to be used each day. Teacher can get analysis of progress and more. Signing up a class is quick and easy.
Mark Gleeson

Teach Kids Math Using The Model Method For Math From Singapore - 12 views

    This site is a comprehensive guide to many math problem solving strategies used in Singapore
Gerald Carey

TIMES Modules - 115 views

  • These modules are prepared by AMSI as part of The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) Project. The modules are organised under the strand titles of the Australian Curriculum. Number and Algebra Measurement and Geometry Statistics and Probability The modules are written for teachers. Each module contains a discussion of a component of the mathematics curriculum from early primary up to the end of Year 10. There are exercises that teachers may wish to undertake – answers are given at the end of the module and often screencasts giving a solution are linked and indicated by an icon.
Eric Arbetter

Erich's Math Puzzles - 119 views

    A great set of maths puzzles to try out in your class.
    Numerous math puzzles that could be helpful for students to practice and/or extend their thinking.
Elaine Matheny

Desmos Graphing Calculator - 78 views

    An impressive graphing calculator. Just enter your equations and variables to draw.
    This is a free graphing calculator, online and app.
Marc Patton

Free Math Games For Kids - The KidsKnowIt Network Internet's Most Popular Educational W... - 111 views

    A great general maths resource site with games, worksheets and ideas.
    A place where students can practice all aspects of math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, in a fun and pressure free way.
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