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Archive for July, 2012

Working with negative numbers – Part II

July31

– (-16) = +16 “How do you go from ‘ – (–16)’ to ‘ + 16‘ in your first step?” This is actually a fairly important concept and here’s a mental picture that I ran across in an algebra newsgroup: Imagine that you’re cooking some kind of stew, but not on a stove. You control […]

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Evolution of the 100m Dash

July30

Click here to watch the evolution of winning times for the 100m:

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10 π r =

July28
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Math Olympics – Ready, Set, Go!

July27
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Great WebTool for Measurement in Math

July26

Here is a great little website to use with classes when doing measurement (feet or metres) in Mathematics. It is a very cool tool for designing a room or apartment, etc. and includes measurements which leads to calculations on perimeters, area, materials required, etc. Click on the image below to give this a try-out:

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Tweets per Second

July25

This just in form the JP news wire… “…if numbers weren’t important, there wouldn’t be any reason to celebrate them or any need for an attempt to inflate them. The Tweet-per-second metric, for example, measures activity on a particular topic on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. Examples of events with record-breaking TPS rates include Beyonce’s pregnancy […]

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Becoming Connie Confidence with Negative Numbers

July24

Check out this handy website to build greater confidence in working with negative numbers in Mathematics. The target group is Year 7 – e.g.

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Top 10 Maths Sites to prevent Holiday Brain Fade

July24

Click on the Sylvan Learning logo to see their recommended Math sites to keep the brain active during long summer breaks (in the northern hemisphere) and during the boring weekends here in the southern hemisphere:

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Math Worksheets

July23

This website offers some really effective worksheets to help you revise. Suitable for up to Junior Secondary and questions come with answers (if needed):

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Maths is cool but you can’t hold the number 1!

July23

In 1995 when Professor Andrew Wiles, a spectacled, softly spoken Englishman, solved Fermat’s Last Theorem, the most notorious problem in mathematics. After making front-page headlines around the world and being interviewed on CNN, he appeared in a special issue of People magazine, which listed him among “The 25 Most Intriguing People of the Year’, alongside […]

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