Visual Card Play Works

I think that card play works best when the information is presented in different formats i.e. The fraction drawing and the fraction number.  Working between formats increase the understanding of the concept

Maths Balance is a Must!

The sense that the equal sign  “=” means that the two sides are balanced is the most key concept in Maths.  The golden rule in manipulating maths is: ” What you do to one side you to do the other”.  I find this concept is poorly understood even by middle ability y11 students; this leadsContinue reading “Maths Balance is a Must!”

Exploring Series with LEGO

LEGO is ideally suited for series as you can see the relation to the times table very easily. The series can then be represented more imaginatively by building models based on the series.  Problems like two light house with different sequences can be modelled and the overlapping interval visually found

Number Bonds Explored

1. Number Bond Models Make a models which represent the addition of different numbers, see below: Presently the limitation is in the block sizes;  LEGO has 1,2,3,4,6,8,10,12,16.  We really could do with the following bricks 5×2, 5×1 and 7×1.  Perhaps we can persuade LEGO of the advantage of this molding.

Times Tables Via LEGO

1. Show and build Aspects of times tables encourage the students to add in blocks of 8 and look for patterns 2. Partner Work as a system of testing This is 3d version of times table testing done in pairs.  However the twist interests students: 3. Times Table Model Partner Qiz. Make a model  ofContinue reading “Times Tables Via LEGO”

Books on Exploring Maths

Shape Makers with Geometers Sketchpad v3 £20.00 Special Price! Strategy Games and Black White Counter Set £9.99 Special Price! Advanced Enigmathics: B Number, Algebra and Statistics £9.95 Special Price! The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets £14.99 Special Price! Mathematical Models £12.00 Special Price! Advanced Enigmathics: A Measurement and Geometry £9.95 Special Price! Junior Mini MathematicalContinue reading “Books on Exploring Maths”

Contacts for Science Centres

Science Centre contacts in uk Armagh Planetarium Planetarium and Ireland’s leading centre for astronomy and space science education. They provide a wealth of fun astronomy related activities such as rocket launching and the portable ‘Stardome Planetarium’. Themes: Space. Type: Science Centre. 10 exhibits. Size: S. Opened: 1968. Open: Open all year. Ages: All ages. The Planetarium, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DB MAPContinue reading “Contacts for Science Centres”