GCSE maths reform- six things you need to know
Monthly Archive: April 2014
Don Steward keeps on churning out his amazing resources! I can’t recommend his blog, MEDIAN, highly enough. If this guy wrote the textbooks/ worksheets/ exams our curriculum would be so much more challenging (in a good way) and mathematically thought-provoking. He’s inspired my own practice a lot. Below are links to three brilliant sets of resources he’s produced recently. Click...
Ever heard of Circle Inversion? It’s a bit like a combination of enlargement and reflection, but using circle radii as projection lines. What is it useful for? Pappus Chains… Watch and find out: Epic Circles- Numberphile
Ever heard of the Mandelbrot Set? It’s a famous fractal discovered by Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of Fractal Geometry. In this fascintating TED talk he explains his Theory of Roughness and how fractals can be found all around us in: cauliflowers, the stock market, mountainous landscapes and much more… Fractals and the Art of Roughness ;
Here’s a pretty good list of 101 websites that will interest maths teachers: http://onlinemathdegrees.org/leading-sites-for-teachers/
Latest Numberphile video using dominoes to explain how computers do addition: Domino Addition
A thought -provoking read about the difference between games-based learning and gamification from the Teach Thought blog: The Difference Between Games-Based Learning and Gamification I have experimented with gamification principles myself in recent years and am a big fan of the ideas. James Paul Gee is an authority on the subject and his blog is always worth a read: http://www.jamespaulgee.com/ This...
A balanced, informative article from the Teach Thought blog about John Hattie’s famous work on effect sizes: Hattie’s Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order
Numberphile- The Greatest Infographic Ever