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Best wishes to you all
for a peaceful family
Christmas, a happy
New Year celebration
and a great holiday!

December 2010 / January 2011

In this month's News you will find:

Red Square  Cube Tube

Red Square  Maths Around The Kitchen Table in UK

Red Square  Addition to Square Numbers

Red Square  Tasks of the Month
Task 113, Calendar
Task 115, Dividing Shapes

1,112 tasks placed in schools during November.
328,423 placed since the project began in July 1992.

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  • Tasks of the Month
    Two new cameos this month.
    • Calendar opens the door to other calendar puzzles by challenging students to be able to represent all possible dates (1 - 31) by using numbers written on the faces of one or two cubes. It has a place in unit on time.
    • Dividing Shapes offers several spatial perception challenges, the answers to which beg questions about fractions, perimeter, area and growth patterns.
    Calendar      Dividing Squares
    Click a photo to access its cameo, or access all current cameos through the Link List below.

Keep smiling,
Doug.
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Link List

  • Did you miss November?
    If so you missed information about:
    1. An appeal from Aaron Peeters in Ghana
    2. A reminder about our new book: Maths300 ETuTE - a framework for in-house professional learning
    3. Updates to Task 91, Addition Totals
    4. Notification of price changes coming in 2011
    5. Iceberg Information about two Tasks of the Month
      (Tasks 111, 112)
    6. ...and more...

Did You Know?

  • You can find tasks coded by Year Level and Curriculum Strand in the Task Centre Catalogue (PDF file).

  • The Activities link of Calculating Changes offers Content Finder & Year Level Finder tools.

  • Our Site Map acts as a Table of Contents to help you find what you need in Mathematics Centre.

  • You can search for lessons by Year Level, Curriculum Strand, Lesson Features & Keyword at Maths300.

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