Tagged: video

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Numberphile- videos about numbers and stuff

Numberphile.com is a website your pupils simply must know about. It describes itself as “videos about numbers and stuff” which is a pretty good summary in my opinion. The videos are not tutorial skill-based offerings, but engaging adventures into interesting mathematical concepts and problems. I really like them as they show maths at its best: interesting problems and fascinating results, rather than...

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Why do we teach the way we do?

An issue I regularly wrestle with in my mind is the conflict between my ideologies about learning (including the reasons that lead me into teaching) and the standardised, exam-focussed reality where results are given so much importance. Whilst visiting the fantastic Mathematics and Multimedia blog by Guillermo Bautista, I stumbled across an excellent video that addresses many of the conflicts discussed...

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Do the nonagon…

Do the nonagon? It’s a dance! Yes, a dance! Check out the video below to view an excellent lively song about the names of polygons. I’ll leave it up to you to decide what the dance moves are to go with it…

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Online video homeworks

This year I am experimenting with setting online video homeworks with one of my classes. I find this a very interesting and exciting format for the following reasons: In a video homework you can do some model examples and explain the topic in addition to setting practice questions. You can set a homework where the kids progress their learning of...

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Idea for ICT based homeworks; your thoughts and suggestions welcomed…

Why do we set homeworks? What is the point of homework? What are we trying to achieve by setting the kids homework? Consolidation and practice of what was learnt in class? Promoting self-study skills and independent thought? Learning of new concepts? I’d like to think we set homework for all these reasons. It is well known that getting the kids...

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Giving rotational symmetry the ‘wow’ factor

This video is taken from the iTunes Visualiser called Jelly that makes pretty patterns that react in real time to the music that is playing. The patterns produced show rotational symmetry and could be used as an excellent resource in a starter or plenary on the topic. Download this video in 3GP format here. Download this video in FLV format...