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).

Problem Solving framework… and some problems/questions

Riding on the back of Robert Kaplinsky’s ideas on problem solving, I wanted to store a copy of his framework for thinking and return at some point to reflect further on this myself from my classroom experiences… Problem-Solving-Framework-v8.1   And Read More …

Week 1 Activities

Thought I might keep a list of some available activities for launching the year in a (maths) classroom… Dan Meyer’s worksheet Who I Am (editable) that might be editable through this link? Desmos has also got a couple of activites – Read More …

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 …

Perimeter and Area resources

A collection of activities and resources that can be used for perimeter and area discussion/lessons, such as: Perimeter Jumble by Jon Orr, raising questions about area and perimeter relationships Possibly this Magic Rectangle

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 …

Fraction Divisions

Came across this site with some images/discussion about explaining and understanding ideas around dividing fractions.

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 …

Indices, Exponents, Powers

Varied names around the world for the same topic! (NB> New Aus. Curriculum is moving to exponents!) A key starting point in looking at this though is probably Michael Fenton’s blog on the topic, in particular noting the way he Read More …