How the Google Suite Can Enhance Open-Ended Mathematics Exploration by Katrina Schwartz

11 09 2017

This article details how to use Google Suite with many of Jo Boaler’s teaching strategies.

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How Magic Maker Cubes Can Increase Collaboration by Kriscia Cabral 

1 09 2017

This activity could also be used to summarise the properties of a cube including the area of a face and the volume of the cube. This could be repeated for a rectangular prism etc.

Alternatively each face could have a different problem to be solved in pairs etc. Each student might take a turn to choose the problem to solve. Perhaps revision of the properties of the cube could be discussed as the cube is cut out and assembled. 





Ink blots, Dots Are Used to Teach Mathematics by Steve Wyborney

29 08 2017

See this article for numerous connected ideas in the teaching of Mathematics. Thank you Steve.





Written in stone: the world’s first trigonometry revealed in an ancient Babylonian tablet by Daniel Mansfield and Norman Wildberger

27 08 2017

Read this article for the developing history of trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem.





Latest News From Professor Jo Boaler

25 08 2017

Here’s the latest update on You Cubed. Be sure to sign up for future news.





Financial Mathematics Game

22 08 2017

I have been looking at the Advanced Mathematics syllabus and have been provoked to create a Financial Mathematics Game. With minor editing it is appropriate for the current topic of Series and Sequences in Mathematics.

Financial Mathematics Game





Betty and Jim’s Journey into Complex Numbers by Matt Bower

19 08 2017

Reading this article in the Manly Daily this morning prompted me to reference the book I read to students in Mathematics in Year 9 and beyond. When introducing work on decimals and fractions etc I introduce the context by reading as far as the square root of negative 1, which I explain will be covered in Extension 2 in year 12. This is again relevant as an introduction to complex numbers. 

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