A bad way to start your maths lesson

March 11, 2009 § Leave a comment

You want to start a maths lesson with something interesting and engaging so that students are glad they have arrived in your class.

I really like using the Transum starter of the day.

The processes of questioning, applying strategies, communicating, reasoning and reflecting are present in most of the questions.

The reason I like these processes is that they are the main ingredients of  ‘working mathematically’.

My favourite question so far has been this dancing one.

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