With the new academic year arriving it is time to start thinking about the first lesson with those new classes. I wanted to share my first lesson with my mathematics classes but realised it will not be for everyone as we all have our own style and context. So here are a few options. Some things to […]
The Problem Every year we face the same challenge with a number of the students who have completed their compulsory mathematics and choose to study it past the age of 16, many are not ready or able to deal with the jump in effort needed to achieve a grade. Students who have achieved the minimum […]
This is an update on my progress since a previous post Blogging: the new exercise book? Aware that the notes in some of the student’s books were not useful to them I wanted to try out another way of recording our lessons for absence, revision, review and reflection. I have emboldened the text so my […]
As part of the flipped classroom I have created a series of videos for my students to watch to help them understand key concepts and review tests and exams. The second use has been a revelation as I always struggled with exam/test feedback as it was never appropriate for all students for the whole lesson. […]
This TED talk by Dan Meyer is a great wake-up call for mathematics teachers. I think this is a simple way of creating a truly rich task.
This year, after signing up to twitter, I have gone on a technology frenzy. One of the ideas I picked up from twitter was that wikispaces can be created quickly and easily for free for educational use. I have now created four of them. The first was a professional site for sharing ideas, this has […]
This academic year I have set myself the challenge of integrating free technologies into the classroom. Via wikispaces, wordpress, google docs and QR codes I want to try and change the approach to learning in my classroom, faculty and school. I have created four wikispaces so far. The first is a professional site aimed at […]