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ICT for ‘hard-to-teach’ maths topics

http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Hard-To-Teach-Secondary-Maths-Using-ICT-6047747/ Love this video – both because it provides practical ideas you can copy and also because it illustrates some of the tensions and divergences of opinion within maths teaching. In particular, it raises the issue of how much hand-calculating is necessary  – if any.  My personal opinion veers towards the ‘no hand calculation’ end  Full Article…

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Emoticons for evaluation

One of the things I have done is to get kids to use emoticons (smileys) as evaluation tools – especially useful for commenting on a piece of work they have completed or just for recording how they feel about school each day. (happy, sad, tired, ‘cool’, angry, worried etc). There is so much emphasis on  Full Article…

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