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# Maths: angles and Keynote

I was looking for a useful subject to introduce the iPads in our Maths lesson. So I chose “angles”. The pupils got a worksheet for each team of 3 to 4 pupils. I got pupils together in teams that would not have chosen each other! I knew that the iPads would be motivating enough to  Full Article…

# CannonBasket: How to learn maths with a bowl’s cannon

Gain Attention:  With this activity you will be able to create a bowl’s cannon and this tool allows you to deep into angles world and collaborate with others students and schools to share your project. To complete this activity you will have to: Work in a group of four students. Learn to measure and calculate  Full Article…

# Maths History

Ever had students who wondered why we always use the x as the unknown? Here’s the answer on video. It’s just a nice lesson starter or something to end a lesson with. Maybe this is the chance to go and look for some other maths history? A great website is this one: http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk Lots of things to  Full Article…

# Graph Reading

A few weeks ago I gave students (18+) this graph on a test: In this graph the evolution of births in Belgium (between 1830-2008) is given. Among other questions I asked them if they could explain the two low points (nadirs) in the graph. Very few students succeeded in giving some sort of acceptable explanation.  Full Article…

# 10 days of…math tweets

Description An idea for using twitter to crowd source answers to mathematical questions. In a period of ten days you can ask each student to tweet one question relating to maths or science. The content of the tweet should be a picture (taken somewhere in the student’s neighbourhood) with a question. This way you can  Full Article…

# Sketchometry

This is a brilliant new tool by the Maths’ department of the University of Bayreuth. It enables users to create geometrical forms using gestures. If you have a tablet, you can use your fingers to create perfect circles, parallels, tangents etc. Check out these videos and their website. It’s free.