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August 2011

In this month's News you will find:

Red Square  New Tasks on the Move

Red Square  Revised Manual

Red Square  Working with Mathematics Centre

Red Square  Teaching Craft Video from ATM

Red Square  Tasks of the Month
Task 133, Win At The Fair
Task 134, Eight Queens

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  • Tasks of the Month
    Two new cameos this month.
    • Win At The Fair offers a fairground style game that turns out to be badly designed. Well badly designed if you are the operator and want to make money from it. When enough data is collected, it becomes clear that the owner is paying out more than they are getting in. The challenge is to change the game so the owner makes a fair profit.
    • Eight Queens is a recreational puzzle that grows from the game of chess. Can eight queens be placed on an 8 x 8 board so that no queen can be 'attacked' by any other. In how many ways? The challenge includes virtually every aspect of the process of working like a mathematician.
    Win At The Fair      Eight Queens
    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 July?
    If so you missed information about:
    1. The release of 241 completely recreated tasks
    2. Iceberg of the Sphinx revised and refreshed
    3. Price changes - some up and some down
    4. Testimony to the value of Task 131, Walk The Plank
    5. Educators for Africa
    6. Iceberg Information about one Task of the Month
      (Tasks 166)
    7. ...and more...

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  • 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.

  • You can connect Tasks to their Maths300 companion lesson using Tasks & Maths300 (a PDF file).

  • All these links, and more, appear in Working with Mathematics Centre (a PDF file).

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