Monthly Archive: September 2011

Students Demand Change in Their Education

+Phil Wagner recommended a fantastic article via Google+ called ‘Students Demand Change in Their Own Education‘. In summary, a group of G&T American middle school students are demanding to be taught with collaborative learning strategies, with comfortable furniture and by using technology. They produced this inspirational video to support their cause: Education Evolution I personally support this whole-heartedly. I would love...

3D coordinates puzzle

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) produces some fantastic resources. Here’s one of them! A puzzle involving 3D coordinates where pupils have to use the given clues to find the buried treasure in a 3D grid. Great for a group investigation or a homework 🙂 Click here to download the 3D coordinates puzzle. (After opening...

Polygon Shape Properties Top Trumps Game

Do you remember the card game Top Trumps? Do you remember the hours you spent playing this as kid and how much fun it was? Kids these days love the game too so why not get them playing it to learn about polygon shape properties…?! Click below to download a set of Polygon Shape Properties Top Trumps that I have...

Flashy Maths and the power of ICT

If you haven’t heard about FlashyMaths.co.uk then you are in for a treat! It features lots of interactive webpage games, on a variety of maths topics. The kids love them and they all provide genuine educational value. Tonight I had one of those ‘why I went into teaching’ moments where one of my pupils who has an FFT ‘prediction’ of...

2D shape reveal game (shape properties)

Here’s a fantastic ICT starter for a lesson on 2D shape properties. The idea is that you press the play button to start revealing a 2D shape. Quickly press the pause button and ask your class “what could the shape be and why?” You then press the play button to begin the reveal again, quickly stop it again and ask...