4 hours ago
To protect young people from fake news that is often transmitted along with misleading statistics we need to make sure that our students have a good understanding of the graphical representation of data. Do your learners know the difference between a histogram and a bar chart?
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1 day ago
If you enjoy amazing patterns in mathematics then you’ll like Always Perfect. Some algebraic skills are needed to prove the pattern always works, but advance planning and ingenuity helps to make the algebra a bit easier.
You owe it to your most able students to help them to reach their full potential and this may be an activity you’ll use for them.
For professional development to help you to meet the needs of each individual in your class, including those who find maths difficult and those who are ahead of the class, sign up for the next AIMSSEC course on Inclusion and Differentiation in Teaching and learning mathematics. ... See MoreSee Less
Selena Gallagher and her class Mountain View, California USA ... See MoreSee Less
Develop mathematical thinking and logical reasoning.
Card matching is a low tech formative assessment tool developed by the AIMSSEC 3-year FASMED Research Project, a collaboration with 8 European countries. Teachers observe where students have difficulties and guide them to find out for themselves where they were going wrong, to resolve their own difficulties and to learn from trial and improvement. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Construct Circle and Line Patterns with n points on a circle. Draw chords joining each point to one s points further round the circle.
A class project could assign a different pattern specification to each student. Then the students could make a wall display, compare the patterns and explore possible rules that might relate n and s to the type of envelope. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Jennifer Halstead and all your students from Anza, California. Your photos and video make all the hours of work Caroline and I put into this project absolutely worthwhile. So glad! This is what Jennifer wrote about her lesson:
The lesson went great! We had a lot of fun with it, and everyone enjoyed learning about fractals and building A stage 8 Sierpinski Triangle! I found it interesting, and only one of my students had ever heard of it before.
My students also were intrigued that it wasn’t just our small town in California, USA participating, but students all over the world.
My students that participated were in grades 10,11, and 12, in classes of Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, and AP Calculus. Each class was able to find a way that it applied to what we were currently learning, as well as learn to work together! Fantastic! Thank you for the opportunity to participate. Looking forward to next year 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Help your students to be independent learners. Start your lesson by asking learners to investigate and discuss this situation. They will learn about percentages and investment by making sense in their own ways of this apparent contradiction. The teacher’s role is to observe and to help occasionally by asking key questions to guide the learning. #stem #teaching ... See MoreSee Less
Make a von Koch poster with learners of any age at school or at home. We can imagine this fractal curve formed by a process that is repeated infinitely many times!
Follow up with school maths related tasks according to age, on number patterns, shapes , perimeter, area and summing series.
bit.ly/VonKochPoster ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Is there a questioning culture in your classroom? Do your learners notice patterns and ask questions. Do your learners make conjectures, explore ideas, use a variety of approaches and discuss their work? ... See MoreSee Less
Learners can build a model of a Sierpinski Tetrahedron and investigate some curriculum related maths and science including number and shape patterns, sequences and series, similarity, scaling and more. #steam #homeschool ... See MoreSee Less
Today is the International Day of the Girl Child 2019.
When the girls do better, the entire society does better. It's therefore, our duty to invest in their education.
#DayoftheGirl ♀️ ... See MoreSee Less
Imagine the von Koch fractal curve formed by a process that is repeated infinitely many times! Investigate the 5 sequences for
(1) the number of edges,
(2) the length of each edge,
(3) the total perimeter,
(4) the extra area added, and
(5) the total area at each stage.
Older students can sum the series to n stages, or for the fractal, they might sum the series to infinity.
Nature has produced many fractal forms for good reasons, although, in the natural world, processes don’t repeat infinitely many times. This fractal has infinite length and quite a small area. Similarly, in 3 dimensions, systems like our lungs are fractal like. Lungs have a very large surface area to optimise the exchange of gases, and a small enough volume to fit inside our chests. #steam #teaching ... See MoreSee Less
Today, all around the world, families and classes in schools are watching the 3-minute video, making posters and learning about Fractals in Maths, Nature, Science and Art, at home and in school. More than 10 thousand students have signed up. How about you?
Video and lesson resources: bit.ly/FractalsActivities ... See MoreSee Less
This can be a voyage of discovery for your learners. Give learners copies of the template showing the first few rows of the number pattern. The first challenge is to spot the pattern. Then they fill in all the numbers and then colour odd numbers. They will be amazed at the pattern that results.
Curiously you get similar patterns by colouring multiples of different numbers. bit.ly/PascalTriangleAndFractals
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If you are a teacher or want to interest your own children in maths, then prepare today for the Global Lesson tomorrow Thursday 10 October. Thousands of students around the world will watch the 3 minute video and make Sierpinski Triangle posters in 30-minute Fractals Lessons or at home.
Register at bubblymaths.co.ik/GML
See bit.ly/30MinuteFractalLesson for more instructions and templates for the small triangles. You’ll need to have the small triangles ready to give one to each child. You’ll need backing paper for the poster and glue. If possible get ready to start the lesson with the 3-minute video or to explain fractals yourself.
After the lesson submit a photo of your class or group of children with their poster and we’ll send you certificates of participation. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day and honour the achievements of women in STEM, with a lesson introducing your class to coding (computer programming) and also exploring ideas of geometric transformations - see bit.ly/CommandRobot1
Then follow with a lesson that will engage your learners in writing some code themselves - see
You can download all the software you need for free – all instructions in these posts on the AIMINGHIGH Teacher Network.Today is Ada Lovelace Day. We're are honoring the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math. Learn more about Ada, the first computer programmer: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace #AdaLovelaceDay #STEM #STEAM #WomeninSTEM ... See MoreSee Less
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