As you know I love games, especially ones that involve dice. Here is one that I only found out about today from a colleague of mine. It is not an original idea I’m sure but here it is:
Write a number between 100 and 500
Write a number between 500 and 999.
NO ZEROES ALLOWED.
The aim of the game is to get both numbers to zero. Continue reading
I love playing strategy games with my classes. The games don’t have to be overly mathematical but help to develop logical thinking. I also love these games as everyone in the class can compete and win even if they are not as confident with maths as their opponents. I always hope that there are an odd number of pupils in the class so that I can play too!
Here is a game that I only discovered last week. It is from one of my favourite sites NRICH.
These are the rules: Continue reading
I wanted to have my S3 class collect data in order to draw comparative boxplots and write a comparison.
Over the last few years we have measured heights, arm span, hops, reaction times, …. so what could we do that was different?
PAPER AEROPLANES Continue reading
I have always taught junior classes that have been set by ability. Even within these classes there has still been a need for differentiation. In my new school the S1 and S2 classes are not set. This means I will need to rethink the way I teach these junior classes. I am going to have to spend time learning how best to teach mixed ability classes.
One thing did pop into my mind immediately: Challenge Grids.
I discovered these on Twitter, but not for maths. So I made some. Continue reading
I was thinking about what to blog about and I was struggling. The last few weeks have been so intense that I have not had much time to reflect.
I was sent a list of blog prompts when I first starting blogging so I have decided to use some of them.
So here are fifteen random facts about me: Continue reading
I have been thinking back about the past year and it has been quite a challenging one for many reasons.
So I would like to say a little thank you.
To all the wonderful teachers on Twitter. You have been encouraging, supportive, caring, silly, funny and informative. I have learned so much this year from teachers all over the world.
I’m really looking forward to the next year and continuing to share and learn.
Back at the start of the year I wrote a very short post about my New Year’s Resolution for the year. It was to be a little braver.
I’m not someone to often take chances and quite like living in my cosy little existence. So it came as quite a surprise to me when I decided to apply for a promoted post at the end of March. This job was not only a promoted post but also would involve moving 225 miles away.
It was a long shot so I thought “why not?” Continue reading