# Monthly Archive: April 2012

## Revision Grids- Level 4

Whilst visiting the excellent MEDIAN blog by Don Steward, I saw his Practice Makes Perfect resources. These gave me inspiration to create a set of revision resources that were based on levels so pupils could use them to prepare for their assessments. Allow me to introduce: Revision Grids. The idea is that there is a grid of 20 cells on...

## The Maths eBook of Notes and Examples

Since many pupils walk around with smartphones these days and have tablet computers or laptops at home, I wanted to develop a series of notes and worked examples that they could have on them all the time. Well, now they can! Check out this video that explains all: The Maths eBook of Notes and Examples A huge thanks to Craig...

## Blog recommendation: Flipping with Kirch

The Flipped Classroom model is getting a lot of press in education circles these days as a teaching and learning strategy that promotes independent, student-centred learning. This approach is generally relatively new and experimental in maths classrooms and adopting a Flipped approach in your own classroom may be a step into the unknown. As with anything new we try, we...

## Richard Feynman- The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

Richard Feynman was one of the greatest physicists of all time. He created the theory of quantum electrodynamics for which he won the Nobel Prize and helped NASA figure out what went wrong in the Challenger disaster. In this video The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, Feyman talks about his education and the effect his father had on him. He...

## Interesting reads from the blogs 15/04/12

Metric to Imperial Conversions Poster- Mr Collins’ Reflective Journal square root rule- MEDIAN g.m in a right angled triangle- MEDIAN shells and hexagons- MEDIAN thirds- MEDIAN angle mixture- MEDIAN creating quadrilaterals- MEDIAN twisted rectangle- MEDIAN maths tricks- MEDIAN how many?- MEDIAN squaring (100 + something)- MEDIAN A Teacher’s Guide to Using Virtual Worlds in Education- Edudemic Do Students Really Have...

## Meetings.io amazing free video chat without the need to sign up!

There are so many great social networks and other web services out there to help us all connect but the really annoying thing is that not one of them has all your friends and family on. Many of my teaching friends are on Twitter and Google+ and school friends on Facebook. Some of my family are not on social networks...

## Derive the trigonometric graphs using spaghetti!

If you’re looking for an interesting way of teaching the trigonometric graphs sine and cosine then you must watch this superb video of an activity to derive them using spaghetti. Chris Smith @aap03102 created this activity and then made the cheesy video explaining how to produce the spaghetti trig graphs. Trigonometric Graphs Spaghetti Video  Chris publishes a weekly maths newsletter that...

## Where does pi r squared come from? Beautiful demonstration

Here is something a bit special. It’s an amazing Geogebra applet that shows where the formula for the area of a circle comes from. I’ve had pupils cutting circles into sectors before to perform the same proof, but this interactive applet it first class in showing the concept in a visually stunning way and quickly. Top stuff! Click here to...

## Interesting reads from the blogs 06/04/12

A bumper edition today with some superb articles and resources. Don Steward of the excellent MEDIAN blog in particular has been very busy making some stunning resources… Critics of the Flipped Classroom- Flipping with Kirch Teachers using the Flipped Classroom data posted- Flipping with Kirch Will Your Students Soon Be Wearing Google Glasses?- Edudemic maxagon- MEDIAN four lines- MEDIAN trapped...