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# Category Archives: Pedagogy

## Force Diagrams [Hinge Questions]

This question comes fresh from teaching Mechanics 1; for assessing whether students can draw force diagrams involving motion. a) Student has selected the diagram where R is not perpendicular to the surface on which the object sits. b) Student has … Continue reading

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## Kruskal’s Algorithm [Hinge Questions]

I wrote another Hinge Question: Decomposition: a) Student performed Prim not Kruskal starting at A,B,C,G or H b) Student performed prim starting at D, E, F or I c) Student allowed a loop to be created d) Student did Kruskal … Continue reading

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## #ExploreMTBoS Task 4 – More listening, more learning.

This feels like a bit of a cop out for Mission 4; but I *did* host the #GlobalMath Autumn special. I figured I would write a post thanking all those who presented rather than talk about what went on – … Continue reading

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## Hinge Questions

What is a hinge question? A check for understanding at a â€˜hinge-pointâ€™ in a lesson, so-called because of two inter-linked meanings: 1) It is the point where you move from one key idea/activity/point on to another. 2) Understanding the content … Continue reading

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## Festival of Education – Day 2

I went back for Day Two of the Festival of Education

## Festival of Education – Day 1

I went to the Sunday Times Festival of Education this week; this is my recap of day 1 (and some general stuff)!

## #TMHants @ Highbury College

Thanks to Nikki for organising and providing food and generally sorting us all out. WELL DONE

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## Assessment Objectives.

I’m going to throw up this: It’s (for those who don’t know) the Assessment Objectives for the main mathematical qualification 16-19 year olds take (or at least one exam board’s take on it). Which of these do we think are … Continue reading

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## Things I’m reading

I’m not going to delude myself here. My footfall is nowhere near enough to make this an important blog. However, if I can introduce the few people that do read to something/exciting/that they have forgotten about then AWESOMESAUCE. Here are … Continue reading

## Smallest and Largest

Hi I’m Nik and I’m an Ideas Klepto. I steal from all over the place. And then fence the ideas to others. This one was something Fawn posted here. She did it with 6th Graders and I wondered how older … Continue reading