Why Methods? – Education Article

About 6 years I happened to stumble across a blog post about matrix multiplication. I was teaching FP1 at the time. I was surprised to discover a method I’d never seen before, and I showed my class the very next day. They liked it and asked why I hadn’t shown them this in the first place. I admitted that I hadn’t known about it. I later showed this matrix method to my colleague Mariana. In This is only a snippet…

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Resourceaholic: Factorising by Inspection – Education Article

In 2018 I decided to write more short posts about approaches or methods that teachers might not have seen before. When I share these posts, I am well aware that there will be many people who already know the thing I’m blogging about, but I figured that it’s still worth sharing even if it’s only new to a handful of people. My first post in this series was about using vectors for enlargements. Today’s post is about a way to…

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Resourceaholic: Factorising by Inspection – Education Article

In 2018 I decided to write more short posts about approaches or methods that teachers might not have seen before. When I share these posts, I am well aware that there will be many people who already know the thing I’m blogging about, but I figured that it’s still worth sharing even if it’s only new to a handful of people. My first post in this series was about using vectors for enlargements. Today’s post is about a way to…

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