Concrete materials were available and
- Workshop In Progress
Kids, Cup Cakes & Poster Problems employs a Poster Problem Clinic which helps develop literacy while learning to work like a mathematician. In this case the technique introduces an investigation which is a rewrite of Task 212, Monkeys & Bananas. The change of story shell is to make use of Poly Plug - which are available in many schools - because they make acceptable cup cake representations, but not very convincing bananas.
These photos are from the workshop recently presented at the MAV December Conference. See Link List below for more on the Poster Problem Clinic technique and for a link to Monkeys & Bananas where you will also find the Kids & Cup Cakes poster.
every team needed them to get into the problem.
- Holiday Reading
Menu Maths & Other Models for Making Mathematicians has been added to the Web Papers. Later in January when you start to think about returning to school, this might be just the article you want to read. When it was first published in Mathematics Teaching, November 2013, the editors wrote:
There is much to consider here, but Menu Maths has the potential to initiate significant change in the classroom. This 'read' could be a game-changer... (p.4)
See Link List below.
- Last Chance
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