Tag Archives: Conferences

Standardised Normal Distribution [Hinge Questions]

This post is to check understanding of normal distributions when students are required to standardise. Note that the answers given are from using the normal table to look up P(Z < z), not a calculator method. a) The student mixed … Continue reading

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Resolving using F = ma [Hinge Questions]

This question is for checking students understanding of resolving forces using Newton’s Second Law F = ma Breakdown: a) Student has misunderstood how to use the parity of the force components. b) Correct solution c) Student has used the incorrect … Continue reading

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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 ‘hinge-point’ 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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Come, Explore!

Explore with us! Over at the Exploring the MathTwitterBlogophere four outstanding members of the MTBoS are setting up a little adventure to get people more involved in this fantastic community. My involvement in about the last year culminated in me … Continue reading

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#TMC14 – Day 4 – Hug it out Princess

Day One, Two, Three. What will follow is Day Four, and some general thoughts from the whole event. Sunday Morning was the end of TMC. This made me pretty sad; but we still had a marathon My Favorites first; followed … Continue reading

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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 😉 Peeling it Back: Lesson … Continue reading

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#TMC13 – Day Two – Tangled Reality

Part One here I was pretty refreshed after not attending karaoke the previous night, though I was sad that I missed a lot of fun. But on to Day 2! Stats session 2 We did a lot of work on … Continue reading

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