A huge field of info. and resources I could include under this post I’m sure! Thought at least I’d pop down a couple of resources that I’d used when introducing/teaching the topic, with reference to subtopic/year level perhaps… Year 8, Read More …

# Tag: year 8

## Percentage tasks

Found this one on Desmos really helpful intro to percentages with a year 8 class – revealed what they might have known and was able to pause the activity at certain points for some key learning moments. There was also Read More …

## Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)

Don’t recall too many examples I’ve come across like this one of Robert Kaplinsky’s that is based around an engaging stimulus / 3-act type task for looking at lowest common multiple (aka LCM).

## Resources on Congruency

Here are some links to resources / puzzles / activities etc. that I have found useful doing work on congruent triangles. Multiple lesson plans to follow including some activities on proofs Picture puzzle to use for cutting shapes into two Read More …

## Solving Equations

Wanted to pool a few resources here that I have come across to use for solving equations – there’s a mix of one-step and two-step stuff out there of course and one with a number of ‘game’ type activities was Read More …

## Desmos / Lesson Activities

List of activities sourced (mostly through twitter), that (I fear!) may not appear in regular Desmos search engine… First up though is this fantastic intro to showcase what Activity Builder can do in desmos. A good one for showing to Read More …

## Maths/Math related Images/Discussion starters

Sourced via twitter (@laurenduca), this one is a good statistics / bar graph / bar chart discussion starter! There was also a link Dan Meyer provided to this graph on life expectancy v. health expenditure (reminds me of the statistics Read More …

## Introducing Volume

Introduced volume to year 7 supp class today as part of our measurement unit. We began with an image on screen similar to this one, using the ‘delete the textbook’ method to generate some questions/discussion: One of the students knew Read More …

## Activities with negatives

Tried a couple of activities with both year 7 and year 9 classes of lower achievement standard. I liked the activities and had some buy-in from the students, although late in the term was a little hit and miss. Anyhow, Read More …

## Introducing irrational numbers

Towards the end of the year 8 course we ran an introduction to surds. Over the course of about 3 lessons (which I virtually mirrored in year 9 classes as well), we introduced the concept, did some number crunching and Read More …