Really interesting article and worth a read Subtraction presents various problems to learners of mathematics, not least with the mechanics of hand calculating the result of subtracting one multi-digit number from another. But that’s not the kind of difficulty I’m… Continue Reading
Lack of updates. Sorry. Crunch time (plus exciting personal stuff). I will get on doing some things in a few weeks. PowerPoints to be done. More variation stuff to work on. More timed questions to set up. In the meantime:… Continue Reading
I’ve been using Mr Barton’s SSDD Problems with my year 11 class. I think they’re really good. They do a really good job of making students pick out what they need to do. Here’s a great one. This is great… Continue Reading
This piece of maths in The Sun was all over Twitter this week. It was retweeted and praised by MP Jacob Rees Mogg. The maths in it is wrong. Wrong, but interesting. A lot of people tried to correct it… Continue Reading
A great resource
So welcome to my lesson. Pens out. One to fifteen in your margins. Nothing new, it’s a review. Question one.. https://bennewmark.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/nothing-new-its-a-review-on-why-i-killed-my-starters/ This is lovely post. A thought: Maybe ‘fun’ starters were implemented partly as a behaviour tool. Might also explain… Continue Reading
I collect misleading graphs. Here’s an excellent one I saw today. What’s wrong with it? There’s more than the obvious. How would you regraph it? Here’s some other weird ones. Although maybe it’s wrong to call these graphs These are… Continue Reading
At a past Michaela debate I heard Peter Hyman describe a desire for education ‘…with a smile, not a SLANT.’ The implication was not only, bizarrely, that the two are mutually exclusive (Bright Face is another technique taken from Lemov’s… Continue Reading
It does. And this site has all of the rules in one place, nicely displayed.
http://weavesilk.com Use the tools to change the amount of rotational symmetry and observe what happens. I think I’ve found a new display. Another nice picture.