Eleven Provocations to Spark Thinking When Class Starts – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog We all want our students to begin class motivated to learn and brimming with questions and theories about the topic. To do this, I modify an idea from the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program: the provocation. In my classes, this looks like an activity designed to engage the students and get them in a “what if” frame of mind – wondering and in the mood to learn. Provocations should be short activities that require minimal set-up. The…

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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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