Ratio

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #104 – Education Article

Welcome to my 104th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Don StewardHurrah for the return of Don Steward! He has been busy publishing loads of new resources on his website recently, covering topics such as ratio, vectors and linear graphs. I can’t keep up with it all. His new resources include a number of different ratio and proportion tasks including a useful set of ratio with algebra questions.…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #108 – Education Article

Welcome to my 108th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. SMP Christian Bokhove (@cbokhove) and his team have been working on this project for a while so it’s exciting to see the launch of smp2.co.uk. They have created PDFs of dozens of old SMP maths textbooks and booklets. Read about the aims of the project here. Click ‘Access to SMP’ to register and download the materials. It’s free…

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Resourceaholic: Map Scale – Education Article

This question on map scale in AQA’s 2018 Foundation tier GCSE paper was answered really badly: Most students had no idea. In fact, they would have done better if they’d just guessed. The most common answer given was 1:1000. The question requires students to understand two things: how to convert from cm to km.  how to interpret a map scale given as a ratio with no units (eg knowing that 1:100000 means that 1cm on the map represents 100,000cm in…

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Building Mental Engagement Among Athletes Through Questioning – Education Article

01.04.19Building Mental Engagement Among Athletes Through Questioning Coaches love to ask questions to help their athletes understand the decisions they must make during performance. This is especially true in group invasion games like soccer (football), rugby, basketball and hockey–games that require an especially high degree of coordination and shared decision-making. One potential problem with asking questions of athletes is making sure that the environment in which they are answered has a high ‘Ratio’. Here’s what I mean by that. This…

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