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Math

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Math Matters

 


Thinking about Math:  Webcasts, Videos and Ted Talks

 

 

Be Less Helpful

 

Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education: What do you think?  Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.  Should the summit be probability and statistics? 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhMKmovNjvc&feature=player_embedded

 

Beautiful Math

Margaret Wertheim leads a project to re-create the creatures of the coral reefs using a crochet technique invented by a mathematician -- celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deep-diving into the hyperbolic geometry underlying coral creation. Can it get any cooler?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGEDHMF4rLI&feature=player_embedded

 

Trevor Calkins:  Mathematics as a Teachable Moment Part 1 and Part 2

These webcasts are to support intermediate mathematics teaching and learning. 

 

BC Curriculum Documents

 

 

Math K-12 IRPs:  http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/irp_math.htm

Frequently Asked Questions about the change in math curriculum:

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/program_delivery/math1012_faq.pdf 

Secondary “Math at a Glance” from WNCP

http://www.mathandchess.net/pdfs/bc_math_8_12_at_a_glance.pdf 

Secondary Math Summaries new math curriculum page summary 2009.pdf 

“Math at a Glance” from Island Numeracy – K-9

http://web.sd71.bc.ca/islandnet/index.php?page=single (single grade)

http://web.sd71.bc.ca/islandnet/index.php?page=combined (combined grades) 

“Math at a Glance” from Island Numeracy – K-8 Correlated with MMS

http://web.sd71.bc.ca/islandnet/index.php?page=single-mms-match (single grade)

http://web.sd71.bc.ca/islandnet/index.php?page=combined-mms-match (combined grades)

Math "Flow Chart"

http://www.sd79.bc.ca/groups/curriculumk12/wiki/d460a/attachments/f90a4/Math%20Flowchart.pdf

WNCP Math 10 - 12 Overview

WNCP 10-12 Overview(Colour).pdf

Update on the Implementation of the new Mathematics Curriculum 

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/program_delivery/math1012impl.pdf

Introduction to Mathematics 10-12 Pathways

Richard DeMerchant introduduced the pathways and then moderated a discussion.  See the archive of the Elluminate session here

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/program_delivery/math1012.htm

Grade 10 Provincial Exam Specification (AW10 and Foundations/Pre-Calc 10) 

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/specs/grade10/ 

 

Math Assessment

 

Mathematics 8 and 9 Classroom Assessment Model:  http://bcmath89cam.wikispaces.com/ 

This model is a support for the British Columbia Mathematics 8 and 9 (2008) Integrated Resource Package (IRP).

Rubric for Writing in Math

http://web.sd71.bc.ca/math/uploads/lessons_activities/grade7/Problem%20criteria..pdf

Math Learning Logs

Introduction to logs and criteria - Math Learning Log.docx

Essential Learning Outcomes:  7 for 7.  7 PLO that lay the foundation for success in Math 8.  Developed by Math LSA.  7 for 7.doc

 

Math Resources: General

 

Math Forum: http://www.mathforum.org/

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences:  http://www.pims.math.ca/education/ 

Math Central:  http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/index.php 

Math 247:  This wiki explores 21st century tools for math (and really, really old tools like good questions).  http://math247.pbworks.com/ 

Khan Academy:  videos covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations. http://www.khanacademy.org/index.html 

Math Resources:  http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/math1-3/  developed to assist teachers, students and parents with the instruction and attainment of mathematical concepts taught in the early grades. http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/math1-3/  

Island Numeracy Network http://web.sd71.bc.ca/islandnet/index.php?page=island-numeracy This site collects ideas from math leaders on Vancouver Island.  

NRICH Math Projecthttp://nrich.maths.org/public/index.php.  NRICH is a joint project between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at The University of Cambridge to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. 

SD71 Math Resourceshttp://web.sd71.bc.ca/math/.  Lesson ideas and information from SD71.

 

Math Lessons

 

Power of Ten:  Trevor Calkins website includes many free resources.  Check out the following:

 

Mathematics in Movies:  Wonderful short clips.  Watch a young Clint Eastwood "do the math" on dead gangsters.  Awesome.  http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/

Trading Up (or Down) with Money:  Matthew Lettington sent this math game for teaching for teaching students how to trade up (or down) with money.  He used it with grade three students. They were able to cut out the pieces and store them in ziplock baggies. The teachers only need to provide paper clips for spinners. math money game.doc

 

 

Puzzles, Problems and Games

 

Puzzles.com  Lots and lots!

http://www.puzzles.com/

Galileo Educational Network Math Puzzles:  http://www.galileo.org/math/MathProblems.html

Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles:  Kip’s favourite math site.

http://www.cut-the-knot.org/ 

Interactive:  java-based activities:  http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/

Maths Online :  interactive multimedia learning units: 

http://www.univie.ac.at/future.media/moe/galerie.html

Mega Mathematics:This site reminds us that Mathematics is a live science with new discoveries being made every day. The frontier of mathematics is an exciting place, where mathematicians experiment and play with creative and imaginative ideas.”  This site brings big ideas to small people.  http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/

 

Math Reading

 

MAA Online Columns: lots of articles about math issues http://www.maa.org/news/columns.html

math money game.docx Pi in the Sky: the Fall issue.  http://media.pims.math.ca/pi_in_sky/pi13.pdf 

Probability lessons may teach children how to weigh life’s odds and be winners: 

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article5446920.ece 

Sum of human emotion.  Is math cold? dry? rational? unemotional.  Not at all. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7790253.stm  

The Numbers Guy:  Carl Bialik's Wall Street Journal Blog examines the way numbers are used, and abused.  http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/ 

Problem-Based Learning in Mathematics:  This article looks at the research and one teacher's implementation. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/WW_problem_based_math.pdf 

Girls may learn math anxiety from female teachers. http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/01/26/tech-math-female-teachers.html

Dy/Dan - Less Helpful: 

Math blog with lots of ideas for secondary math.  http://blog.mrmeyer.com/

Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics Summary of Research by the International Academy of Education.  

 

Math Materials

 

Classroom Posters

From Trevor Calkins:

Good Problemsolvers

Getting Unstuck

Multiple Strategies

 

Great Math Black-line Masters:  http://lrt.ednet.ns.ca/PD/BLM/table_of_contents.htm

 

Math Resources at the District Resource Centre

Math and Literature Resources at the DRC

Flatland:  Flatland is a world that exists entirely on a two-dimensional plane. All different kinds of shapes live, work and play in this world.  http://media.sd68.bc.ca/display/068?t=26115  

 

 

 

 

 



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