Guest Blogger: @enyinda14 Shoe Size Math Trick How often do students ask their history instructors “when am I going to use what I’ve learned?” NEVER. How often do students ask their math instructors “when am I ever going to use this?” ALL THE TIME. Why is this the case? Because most students don’t find mathematics fascinating. [...]
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Guestblogger: @cincottapeter I’ve just had my 50th birthday and I am completing my 26th year in the education field. The differences between today and when I began teaching are certainly many. One of these is the vast amount of great math resources available to teachers online. Of course, along with the “great” resources, there are [...]
Guestblogger: @mathstermaths Mathster is a brand new website launched at the end of last year. Aimed at UK curriculum mathematics from primary to secondary, the site was nominated for a BETT award within a month of its release. Here is a detailed look at what the site can do. Question Bank At the heart of Mathster [...]
Guest blogger: @tambotaylor Level 6 Maths Two years ago I took over as headteacher of Park Hill Primary school in Coventry and like all schools it had its strengths and areas for development. One particular area that needed fine tuning was maths and in particular progress within the subject between KS1 and KS2. The issue in [...]
When I was in the classroom, I used to tell students that if two students had exactly the same answers to a GCSE paper, some right, some wrong, then the one who showed their working out would get the better marks. I used to ban correction fluid, not because they would sniff it, but because [...]
Mathematics in daily life! A question asked by pupils all the time is “Why do we learn Algebra, where is it used in everyday life, Where do we use Mathematics in daily life?” or “Why do we use x in Algebra as the unknown?“. Below are some examples of Mathematics in daily life and also [...]
This is a great resource that could be used as a starter to demonstrate encoding and decoding in real life. The human brain is an amazing organ in the way in which it can decode and encode messages.