Following on form my post on Don Steward last week, it is wonderful to learn from SHaW Maths Hub that Don made arrangements for his blog to remain freely available. So his outstanding resources remain for Mathematics teachers and students.
Don Steward’s family were in touch last week, sharing that they appreciate all of the lovely comments about Don from the maths education community.
— SHaW Maths Hub (@SHaWMathsHub) May 11, 2020
For a free online whiteboard tool for teachers and classrooms try Whiteboard.fi. You can read about the features here and follow News and Updates. It is currently possible to lock the classroom once a class has started, preventing new students joining and coming soon the teacher will be able to pause student whiteboards, disabling their drawing functionality until a teacher wishes to enable it again. For Maths teachers we see coming soon we will be able to insert equations.
The ability to insert an image is excellent, given that each student can only see their own board and the teacher’s it strikes me that Diagnostic Questions could be so useful here. Display the question, have students put their answers on their boards and the teacher will be able to see the responses of all the students. The image featured above is from the White Rose Maths Collection which features quizzes for each topic unit for their Years 1 to 8 maths mastery schemes of work. Remember there are numerous collections including GCSE questions from the examination boards and a collection of problems adapted from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
Maths At Home
From NCETM, note the support for parents and carers helping children at home. Suggested Learning Activities and Games are provided for Primary and Secondary.
Alison Clarke-Wilson shared this blog on Research-based Effective Online Teaching Strategies
A well-written blog with some sound research-informed strategies https://t.co/qPULlYCg48
— Alison Clark-Wilson (@AliClarkWilson) May 13, 2020
With revision and review of the year’s work a feature of this summer term, perhaps a good time to remind readers of of some Knowledge Organisers for Mathematics and their use. This post includes Nicola Whiston’s collection of Knowledge Organisers which follow the White Rose Schemes of Learning, she is sharing the collection here, via Dropbox. These are really attractive and I think will appeal to students.
See also posts tagged Maths At Home.
The 100+ Best Website on the Internet – MakeUseOf
From MakeUseOf, a comprehensive list of The 100+ Best Websites on the Internet in helpful categories. I am pleased to see WolframAlpha in there and noted a query type I had not seen before – simple word problems. See more examples of Word Problems.
(and All Examples by Topic).
A reminder of the very beautiful data visualization site, Information is Beautiful; learn via some amazing infographics. Their main coronavirus graphics are interactive and generate themselves from the latest data.