MT220i Jan 11 • Contents
A few words of introduction from Margaret Jones, Editor.
Peter Lacey gives the rationale behind the decision concerning the future of MTi accompanied by Jayne Stansfield’s detailed analysis of the results of the member’s survey on behalf of the General Council.
An interactive RISP that provides an opportunity for students to consolidate and revise ideas of circles in coordinate geometry.
Alice Onion explores two women’s mathematical histories through engaging video accounts.
In this article, Peter Ransom desribes how Brunel’s suspension bridges can be an engaging starting point for mathematical modelling.
Morris Silver of Eltham High School for Girls gives a video walk-through of the content of the new BoardWorks KS4 resource which is aims to provide teachers with easy access to examination style questions to support key stage 4 students' examination preparation.
This article examines the use of the crop circle phenomenon within the mathematics classroom to make connections between traditionally dry subject matter such as geometrical constructions associated with Circle Theorems and our everyday world.
Kate Mackrell continues her interactive journey through the world of reflection in a line, rotation and translation in three dimensions and the relationships between the different transformations. Prepare to engage with this mathematics in a new way!
The new Maths tools for Smart NoteBook 10 are explored here by Alison Clark-Wilson with a focus on sequences, functions and graphs.
Odd One Out is the first e-book in the Molly series written by Tom O’Brien. It is written for very young children and is intended to make them think beyond the obvious answers. Sally Cook used the book with her Year 1 class in her school in Bristol.
Ian Thompson reflects that research is probably better than anecdote when considering the mathematical development of young children.
Colin Foster’s article in MT220 stimulated the following email conversation.
ATM Secretary John White describes how Abbott and Costello clips from YouTube stimulate mathematical discussions for his learners.
Graphing calculators are often seen as something to be used only by older students, often those preparing for GCSE exams or A-levels. I have found, however, that TI-Nspire handhelds can be used to supplement and enhance children's mathematical learning.
Dave Pavett has been kind enough to allow all users of MT220i access to the collection of posters he has developed.
In this article Liz Woodham reflects on just how much we really listen to learners’ own questions to determine the mathematical path of lessons.
Students often find it hard to working with inequalities such as 2x+3y<4. Readily available software can provide new approaches to teaching and learning.
Responding to the article by John Hibbs in MT 219, Rachel Gibbons reflects upon a lesson in three parts.
A long awaited second edition of the book ‘Thinking Mathematically’ by John Mason, Leone Burton and Kaye Stacey has recently been published by Prentice Hall. Jenni Back reviews it for MTi and, if it is a while since you read the book, Jenni gives you several good reasons for reading this new edition which includes some new chapters.
Robert Kay talks us through the content of the CD and how he uses it within his secondary classroom.
Tom O’Brien will be well-known to many ATM members, since he has often contributed articles to Mathematics Teaching, and was a regular attender at conferences from the early 1970s until just a few years ago.
Six ‘hextra’ ideas to keep you going: Three circles, Cycling upstairs, Number cells, A puzzling horse, Folding paper cups and How do I...