Tag Archives: Graphs

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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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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Converting the masses

We needed to work on this with GCSE resit groups: Dry, dry topic. Maybe, but here’s what I did, and then what I’m gonna do next time. Step 1 Throw this up: Step 2 Give them random shhhtuff to measure … Continue reading

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Remove the map and the territory takes a hit.

Sometimes we are reminded just how different classes can be. Earlier this year I did this project with my Use of Maths class. It went well, they worked hard and were proud of the networks they had drawn; and they … 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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Mini Feltron Folly

AS Use of Maths students do a unit on data analysis. A lot of it is ‘have some pseudo context data, work some stuff out and then talk about it formulaically’ Balls to that. Boooring. Now I am not the … 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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