tasks placed in schools during June.
Around 267,909 placed since the project began in June 1992.
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Within the link there is also a PDF file (8 pages) which you are welcome to print and distribute to encourage interest in students learning to work like a mathematician in happy, healthy, cheerful, productive, inspiring classrooms.
There is great deal on this site to support teachers whose systems are moving towards an Essential Learning approach. In Victoria for example curriculum shift is towards the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) and many schools are noticing how consistent the Task Centre Project and its companion projects are with this direction.
But Sue didn't have to do all that labelling work. In around twenty minutes of the workshop day the staff worked as a team to...
The WM Curriculum Pack is only sold with Professional Development. Peter took the opportunity to share the workshop with local schools and had 30 participants on the day. The surrounding schools were happy to pay for their teachers to attend. This financial contribution has left Peter with sufficient funding to provide post-workshop teacher release for his staff so they can 'strike while the iron is hot' to finalise the implementation of their resources.
Creative financing ... and everyone is happy.
I was reminded of the Glaeser's dominoes when Kath Cross (another retired inspector) introduced the problem below at a recent ATM workshop in Leicester.
CHESS BOARD PROBLEMS
Take a chess board and a set of 32 dominoes, of matching size! It is relatively easy to see that the board can be completely covered by the dominoes.
As a young teacher of mathematics I collected problems and kept them in what I called a commonplace book. I used this book as fill-ins: for kids who had finished, homework, starters, mains and the rest. It contained one of my all time favourite puzzles about dominoes but the book was lost. Many years later I found the puzzle on a poster at the then West London Institute of Higher Education. So the puzzle again found a place of honour in my inspector's notebook.
George Glaeser of Strasbourg put a set of dominoes, more or less randomly in a flat tray and took a photograph. The exposure was not correct, and although the numbers could be discerned, the positions of the dominoes could not.3 6 2 0 0 4 4 6 5 5 1 5 2 3 6 1 1 5 0 6 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 4 3 5 5 4 3 6 4 4 2 2 4 5 0 5 3 3 4 1 6 3 0 1 6 6
19 July 2005