Tag Archives: Use of Maths

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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#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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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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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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#FailFriday Normal Distribution

This is actually a couple of weeks ago, where a topic seemed to take aaages for the students to grok a few important things about Normal Distribution. I’m going to try and highlight the different ways I tried to explain, … Continue reading

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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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The Monopoly Project

I stole this idea from Yummy Maths, but unfortunatley theirs was all American, so I had to adapt it for the UK version of the game. I made up this handout for the students to work though: My plan was … 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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Three Act Balls

So today I used one of Dan Meyer‘s Three Act Maths Tasks (This one to be precise). I had a view of the task and how I wanted things to go. I even prepped a little worksheet (pics to follow) … Continue reading

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