May 2012


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Posted from Diigo. The rest of Mathsliteracy Teachers resources group favorite links are here.

  • The goal of the course is to assemble a toolkit for helping young children develop mathematically.

    The course is offered for credit at Arcadia University and for P2PU School of Math Future completion certificate to anyone in the world (open and free). Overarching themes:

    Personally meaningful and relevant mathematics achieved through projects, games, problem-posing and problem-solving.

    Computer-based mathematics, including interactive simulations, modeling tools, solvers, and children programming platforms.

    Lifelong learning for teachers, with the focus of online communities and networks for teacher support, and building your personal learning networks

    Tags: courses, wshops, mathematics, foundationphase

  • Tags: Roger, investigations, Gr10, Graad10, context:weather

  • In this activity, students conduct an investigation to determine the rate of change in the popping of microwave popcorn. Four volunteers will estimate the time in the popping process where the rate of change is at 5 chosen levels. Other students will collect data on number of pops during consecutive 5 second time periods and draw histograms. Students will understand the approximate normal curve for a real data set and the relationship between the rate of popping and the shape of the distribution. This activity also provides an opportunity for students to understand human errors in data collection because not everyone will have the same number of frequencies in the corresponding classes of their histograms.

    Tags: mathslit, statistics, graphs

  • In this activity, students conduct an investigation to determine the rate of change in the popping of microwave popcorn. Four volunteers will estimate the time in the popping process where the rate of change is at 5 chosen levels. Other students will collect data on number of pops during consecutive 5 second time periods and draw histograms. Students will understand the approximate normal curve for a real data set and the relationship between the rate of popping and the shape of the distribution. This activity also provides an opportunity for students to understand human errors in data collection because not everyone will have the same number of frequencies in the corresponding classes of their histograms.

    Tags: mathslit, statistics, graphs

  • This simple Investigation, I did in the first term. It is not difficult to complete for the learners, but it takes a while to complete because they had to go out and “get” the answers. However, it went well because i actually had a 100% handing-in rate, which is always good.

    Tags: Roger, mathslit, investigations, Gr10, mean, context:temperatures

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Mathsliteracy Teachers resources group favorite links are here.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Mathsliteracy Teachers resources group favorite links are here.