Happy New Year!
His regular column certainly provides a good mental workout! If you enjoy a challenge, it’s a nice distraction from the frustrations of lockdown.
Terms start up again in many places on Monday, which means parents may be looking for ideas for home-schooling.
One great source of activities is the NRich website, which has a wealth of maths resources for ages 3-18.
They’ve published a special page giving information on how you can work with children at home during the lockdown using mathematical activities and games to enhance engagement and learning.
They’ve also hand-picked activities for different age groups (11-14, 14-16, 16-18) that are suitable for working on without the help of a teacher and are asking parents/guardians to tweet resulting work using the hashtag #nrichmathsathome
Be warned! A quick ‘dip’ into the activities may mean you lose a substantial amount of time, as happened to me with ‘Charlie’s Delightful Machine‘…
This short TED talk from 2012 provides the answer!
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This is another resource I made – really easy to make with H5P. Give it a go!
Another one of my H5P creations.
Try as a starter, perhaps with students who struggle with the language…
A quick post today – but a useful one for both teachers and students!
The ever-useful mathsbot has dedicated a page to counting down to all 3 GCSE Maths exam dates, giving the time left in days, hours, minutes and seconds. See it here.
As well as the obvious benefits of reinforcing the (lack of) time left, you could also use the timings for a little revision on converting units.
It offers a powerful selection of tools that make it easy to create all kinds of learning content – including interactive quizzes, presentations and games.
No programming knowledge is needed – just creative thought and a willingness to spend time putting together content.
Below is my first attempt at using it. I’ve created a short lesson on ‘circle elements’, using public domain images and my own simple circle graphics. Have a go at it below and give me your thoughts in the comments – either as a student or a teacher.
You can find out more at h5p.org