Thanks to CMA’s ‘Short Circuit’ Volume 13, Number 11, a puzzle/activity that might keep some students entertained on the topic of looking at factors and divisors… What is a mathematical black hole? It is hard to explain in theoretical terms Read More …

# Author: pprior

## Prime Numbers

Inspired by some twitter discussion on ‘What’s the point of prime factorisation‘?

## Mathematics and Christian Concepts

Something of a different post this one…! School is keen for us to ‘authentically’ incorporate Christian concepts in our teaching. I have struggled for many years to do this ‘authentically’. Please message me any ideas!!It’s not that I don’t think Read More …

## Data and Statistics

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 …

## Sequences and Series

For the second year in a row I have taught year 11 methods on sequences and series. Enjoy kicking it off with some discussion based on some pics I took on holidays before my first attempt at this. When Read More …

## Derivative / Rates of change

This ‘NBA Linear Jam‘ activity explores rates of change etc.

## Sampling distribution activity

Here’s a link to a desmos task on sampling distribution of Means, using students own data. Wasn’t sure where else to include it?!

## Work on linear equations / gradient etc

A collection of different resources here that involve linear equations, gradients (aka ‘slope’) etc. A desmos task on finding slopes from graphs This is a fun bike jumping desmos task on slopes and y-intercept

## Scale / scale drawings

Here’s a page of Robert K’s using Zoolander video clips to think about problems involving scales/scale drawings… There is also a desmos activity on giants/scale – perhaps a bit of an intro task??

## General probability

Here’s a page from ‘mathy cathy’ on probability that includes an intro activity on independent events. Could be of use… I also used this basketball idea off ‘tapintoteenminds’ site to launch 11 methods probability chat (actually the link to Scammell’s site Read More …