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# Category Archives: Tech

## Open Evening and Magic

This week we had open evening (The question as to whether it was a good idea to have teachers in school until 8pm the night before grades were due into the database is another matter). We spent 3 hours talking … Continue reading

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## Do Farmers use Desmos?

Last year I wrote about min and max tasks with real life examples. This year I used the same ‘tray’ task again: But this time I used Desmos to collect their results: And then to check our function seemed valid: … Continue reading

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Tagged Algebra, Classroom, Demos, Graphs, Lessons, Use of Maths
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## #ExploreMTBoS Task 2 – Ode to Twitter

Twitter has been a revelation to me this last year. It has helped change the way I collaborate, communicate and develop as a teacher. It has connected me with so many people I now consider among my best friends. It … Continue reading

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Tagged #MTBoS, Blogs, General Maths Thoughts, Not Maths
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## #TMC13 – Day Three – Delicious Plannning; King Eli; Bootcamp.

Day One here, Day two here. Day Three was a Saturday, and there was clear evidence of fallout from the piano bar in the opening session. I felt fine because I had an early night ðŸ˜‰ Peeling it Back: Lesson … Continue reading

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Tagged Blogs, Classroom, Conferences, General Maths Thoughts, Not Maths
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## #3Acts – Bouncy Ball

This happened: So I thought about this, and realised that basically, the two things I wanted to do pretty much already existed: Dan Meyer: Andrew Stadel: Then I stopped being lazy and started planning a couple of ideas: Then set … Continue reading

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Tagged 3 Acts, Algebra, Graphs, Lessons, Mechanics, TeachMeet, Three Acts, Trigonometry, Use of Maths
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## Geogebra favourites

I’m not a Geogebra expert. My friend Kev is much better than me. But I wanted to share what I DO know, because people keep telling me they haven’t used it, or don’t understand it or never heard of it. … Continue reading

## Lego, Stickers and a bit of sorcery

This is all @fawnpnguyen and @bobloch’s fault. Started Linear programming today with one of my favourite classes. Ever since I read this post by Fawn I’ve been super excited about the activity and I ordered some extra bricks (thought apparently … Continue reading

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Tagged Algebra, Classroom, Decision, Desmos, Lessons, Use of Maths
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## #3Acts – Lasering the Moon

So if you could do me a favour and watch this short clip that would be good. Lasering the Moon – Created with WeVideo from Nik_d_maths on Vimeo. I put together this intial pass at a sheet to work through … Continue reading

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Tagged 3 Acts, Estimation, GCSE, Lessons, Number, Three Acts, Trigonometry, Use of Maths
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## BETT(er?) – Tweeps this is your fault!

I went to BETT on Saturday with my little sister (Squeak). Aside from the chance to see a ton of undiscovered (to me) edTech resources, investigate some companies, find out what some tech was like to use, it was cool … Continue reading