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 …

# Category: Maths lessons

## 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 …

## Scale / scale drawings

Here’s a page of Robert K’s using Zoolander video clips to think about problems involving scales/scale drawings… He also has one on scale with mini-me! There is also a desmos activity on giants/scale – perhaps a bit of an intro Read More …

## 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 …

## 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).

## Factorising trinomials

Just in case I forget, Dan’s activity on factoring trinomials by creating a headache – it’s a good one that I’ve used a couple of times and seems to spark enough interest. Jon Orr’s introduction of factoring is a bit Read More …

## Pi Day activities

Not that it’s every really pi day in Australia, but in case I want to run some activities sometime… I can just eat circular food and measure things to discover pi like I did with my college class once I Read More …

## 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 …

## Transformations – reflections, rotations, translations

The Pac-man activity was a great resource to work through when I did it once with 7 Supp – not only for thought provoking start to the concepts but to re-visit later on as well. Another lesson with understanding reflections as Read More …