## 9 holes worth of trigonometry

June 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

If you want to help students with their mini golf and assist their abilities in trigonometry then this is the learning resource for you.

Students have to answer questions relating to trig in order to progress their golf ball through the course.

Try is out here.

## Wordle is the word

June 10, 2009 § 2 Comments

My Year 9 Mathematics students have just completed a topic on measurement.

In order to confirm each of the new words that we learned they were asked to present a terminology sheet.

We used wordle and you can see how interesting the student designs are…

## Mathematics phone blogging

June 5, 2009 § Leave a comment

My Mathematics class will be doing so soon.

I acknowledge that often the mathematics classroom content meets the numeracy requirements for students but not the literacy needs. That’s why we’ll be using some software from learnosity.

Students call a landline number and are given a number of maths questions to answer. They supply their responses verbally and these are recorded onto a secure website. I can then run through and mark each of the student responses.

I like this idea because there aren’t many opportunities for students to interpret a verbalised question and provide a same response. I can nominate student answers, that I consider to be excellent, as sample responses so that other students.

My friend Steve Collis has been using this service with his French class.

http://www.happysteve.com/2009/04/finally-a-phone-blogging-service-to-replace-utterli.html