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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #91 – Education Article

Welcome to my 91st gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. World Cup Box PlotsThanks to Southborough Maths (@Mathsteam1) for sharing these box plots created by @johnwmillr. They show the distributions of height by position for players in the World Cup. They make for great discussions with students, and provide a nice demonstration of how box plots can help us make comparisons. I’ve been using a similar set of graphs…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #97 – Education Article

Welcome to my 97th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Loci Match Up Miss Konstantine (@GiftedBA) has shared a new loci activity. The square has side length 18cm, E is the midpoint of the square and the radius of the circle is 5cm. Students need to work out what colours match each statement, and find the area of each of the coloured sections. Alternatively you can give them…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #98 – Education Article

Welcome to my 98th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Area ActivityThanks to @MrNiksMathClass for sharing a nice activity in which students apply their knowledge of area formulae. Too often measurement problems become just an exercise in evaluating formulas. Make it more interesting by taking away all the numbers. In this example, students must find values (no repeats) for the dimensions so that all the shapes have…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #100 – Education Article

Welcome to my 100th gems post! This is a big milestone for me. I’ve published 327 posts since I started writing my blog four and a half years ago. One hundred of those posts have been part of my ‘Maths Gems’ series – each one has featured a selection of news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. When I joined Twitter I couldn’t believe how many ideas and resources were being shared by maths teachers everyday that weren’t being seen by…

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