
Budgets : cool resource on budgets
Little videos clarifying budgets with accompanying quizes and activities
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May 31, 2009
Budgets : cool resource on budgets
Little videos clarifying budgets with accompanying quizes and activities
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May 10, 2009
Basic interactive resources on interpreting data
Financial Literacy for Students
Being financiallysavvy is crucial to making the kind of smart money decisions key to ensuring quality of life. Help your students get up to speed on this important life skill with regularly updated K12 lessons and other resources in this special sponsored section.
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May 4, 2009
The Mathematical Literacy research thrust of the MARANG Centre is pleased to invite you to their first research seminar for 2009 entitled:
Developing mathematical thinking by integrating it into all mathematical work
Presenter: Professor Anne Watson
Tuesday, 26 May 2009, 15.00 – 17.00
Venue: M76
RSVP: Samantha Govender
Samantha.govender@wits.ac.za
011 717 3414
During the seminar presentation on Tuesday 26th May Professor Anne Watson from Oxford University in the UK will share details of some of her experiences of working with low attainers in mathematics. Her focus in this work has been on ways of moving beyond the negativity, low selfconfidence and historical poor performance of these learners, to finding means to support their mathematical reengagement. Professor Watson’s seminar will focus on the following:
I assume that the ability to deal with quantity and shape in everyday life depends in part on replacing the confidence which is often lost by failure to learn school mathematics. In this session I will give examples of tasks in school mathematics which draw on, and enhance, students’ thinking. The approaches I shall present make it more likely that students will feel better about mathematics, and at the same time promote confidence in dealing with outside mathematical situations.
The seminar and workshop are aimed at both mathematics and mathematical literacy teachers who are interested in enhancing the work they do with lower attaining learners, and will also be relevant to teacher educators and mathematics education researchers interested in the directions being taken in schools with the implementation of the new FET programme in which all learners now have to take either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.
May 3, 2009
An interactive Maths Dictionary for Kids
Lots of real life interactive examples in between….
Maths in real life: Importance for nurses to know about ratios
This is paper on a study that was done with nurses:
“We investigate how expert nurses undertake the calculation of drug dosages on the ward. This calculation is errorcritical in nursing practice and maps onto the concepts of ratio and proportion “
Taking the Numeracy Challenge Forward
The NCETM site features articles covering a range of topics raising awareness of research items and professional development opportunities as well as activities and resources to use with learners. Signposting includes: items from NRICH – embedding rich mathematics tasks into everyday practice; Skills for Life UPDATE magazine – raising awareness of content with a numeracy focus; the Get On Campaign – giving news of the latest campaign features on darts and football with links to campaign resources for use by numeracy practitioners; and the ‘Quicklinks’ which lead to more support for numeracy teachers.
Amusement Park problem: Ticket prices
This problem presents students with a “whichisthebestbuy” scenario involving admission to an amusement park. Students choose between four different admission rates, and then must justify why they selected the rate that they did.
Architecture and Maths (ProjectLessonplan)
Students will investigate the field of architecture as a career choice, with specific research into the use of geometric shapes (polygons) in building design and construction. In the first part of the project the students will use a digital camera to record examples of the use of polygons in building design in their communities. They will present their findings to the class using a PowerPoint slide show. In the second they complete a drawing of a building as per the instructions in the Explain and Elaborate section
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