March 31, 2009 § Leave a comment
March 30, 2009 § 4 Comments
Why not let a ninja help middle years students learn about angles?
While students negotiate a myriad of sticky situations it is their understanding of angles that saves them.
Check it out right here.
March 26, 2009 § Leave a comment
My Year 9 mathematics students have been learning about money. We have covered aspects of taxation, simple interest, compound interest and considered that latest executive bonus payments issue in Australia.
In order to see the implications of investing wisely we were refreshed with this lemonade stand. This lemonade task met the working mathematically outcome of students using a “guess and refine strategy when investigating unfamiliar problems” (NS5.2.2). This work links with the work that students study in Commerce.
March 24, 2009 § Leave a comment
Next week my Year 12 General Mathematics students will be sitting their half yearly examination.
I have started a wiki where students can post their ideas on how to best prepare for the task.
The benefit of a wiki is that the students can collaborate to create a useful resource.
If you aren’t familiar with wikis then hover over this link and press play.
March 20, 2009 § 1 Comment
I am officially a loser.
I danced in a night club on Second Life (SL).
So there may be some educational implications to this but right now I just feel dirty.
On a postive note, I am going to attend a conference called, RezEd’s first Seasonal Meetup.
It is going to be run by the guys at http://www.rezed.org/ and this is the blurb.
For our first virtual meet up, we are going to discuss a very hot topic: “Educational implications of mixed-age versus age-segregated virtual worlds.” There are going to be three speakers and there’ll be time for Q&A and discussion.
I’m wanting to learn something good from the professionals.
March 18, 2009 § Leave a comment
Imagine a number line site that could help students to learn.
Imagine no longer and visit this special place.
March 13, 2009 § Leave a comment
So my Year 9 Mathematics students are going to be enjoying a value packed lesson of gathering tree information on our Second Life (SL) island and then analysing the data using Microsoft Excel.
We are currently learning about statistics and I know that adding SL into the mix will make things interesting.
Let’s see how it goes.
There are many educational opportunities in SL.