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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 #93 – Education Article

Welcome to my 93rd gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. It’s the summer holidays! Many of you will be on a Twitter break right now, so this post will fill you in on some things you might have missed in the last couple of weeks. It was in the summer holidays – four years ago this week- that I first started writing my gems posts. You can see…

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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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