Tag Archives: Algebra

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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Desmos for HOMEWORK!?

We started the year in AS Maths examining graphing; Core 1 includes this bunch of delightful selection of content for graphing: So after we’d done some bits with quadratics and before we hit up circles, I set students a slightly … Continue reading

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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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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

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Marble Runs!

Just a quick post to finally throw up what I did at the April 2nd #GlobalMath. The key here was about sketching graphs of the motion of the marble as it moves across different sections of the run. The whole … Continue reading

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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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Flipping the graphs

I think this counts as flip classroom. I mean, there was no video clips or google forms and stuff. I just showed the students how to use geogebra and sent them home with this (department standard – school name removed) … Continue reading

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Visual Patterns

Let me take this oppurtunity to first of all thank Fawn Nguyen for her super hard work on visualpatterns.org. It’s pretty freaking awesome and I am inordinately excited to see my submissions on there. Wierdly, so were the students. But … Continue reading

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The carosel of mixed success

I wrote this post back before christmas about a carosel/stations lesson I did, and they did another this week to help their revision for the Core 1 exam on Monday. 6 stations this time, less time at each, less time … Continue reading

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Station(ary points)

More core one revision over the last couple of days I put together a stations lesson, though I wanted the students to spend time on the longer style of questions or reinforce some skills that they had forgotten in their … Continue reading

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