Misconceptions

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #112 – Education Article

Welcome to my 112th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Classic ErrorsI like this activity suggested by James Tanton (@jamestanton). James asks ‘Would taking classic and tempting errors “head-on” be a worthwhile classroom activity and discussion?’.  It’s worth reading the responses in the thread. In it Cathy Yenca‏ (@mathycathy) recommends the classic resource ‘Algebra Atrocities’ which is worth a look.2. Geogebra PercentagesThanks to Mark Horley (@mhorley) for sharing some…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #99 – Education Article

Welcome to my 99th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Non-Examples QuizzesI blogged about the new website nonexamples.com from Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) back in Gems 95. There are now some great new features on the website including Frayer Model templates and Multiple Choice Quizzes. The multiple choice quizzes come with a QLA allowing instant identification of misconceptions. On Twitter Bernie Westacott (@berniewestacott) described how he used the…

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6 Misconceptions Of Smart Classroom Management – Education Article

With over 500 articles, five books, and three e-guides, it’s no wonder there are misconceptions about SCM. Some of which paint us in a negative light. It comes with the territory. However, I think it’s important to set the record straight. So what follows are six common untruths, inaccuracies, and falsehoods about Smart Classroom Management. 1. It’s written by a former teacher. Nope. I still teach at a public school and enjoy it as much now as ever before. Although…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #111 – Education Article

Welcome to my 111th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Multiplication TasksIn a Twitter chat on multiplication I saw two nice resources shared. First, Sharon Malley (@mathsmumof2) mentioned these 7 Times Table Reasoning Activities by krisgreg30 on TES. These tasks require children to use known facts to reason how to solve other calculations. Second, Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) shared a lovely task he designed for his Year 7s…

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#1MinCPD: Time Making Tips For Times Tables – Education Article

Reading Time: 1 minute How well do your pupils know their times tables? Knowing your times tables is a maths non-negotiable for all pupils. Try these top tips for nailing times tables in your classroom. 1. Allocate time Without regular dedicated time, learning of times tables will be limited, so if you’re serious about improving recall, get times tables timetabled! 2. Go slow to start Pupils need to feel some level of success to be motivated so it might be…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #99 – Education Article

Welcome to my 99th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Non-Examples QuizzesI blogged about the new website nonexamples.com from Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) back in Gems 95. There are now some great new features on the website including Frayer Model templates and Multiple Choice Quizzes. The multiple choice quizzes come with a QLA allowing instant identification of misconceptions. On Twitter Bernie Westacott (@berniewestacott) described how he used the…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #95 – Education Article

Welcome to my 95th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Non-ExamplesNon-examples are a really good way of pre-empting common misconceptions and giving students unambiguous definitions and explanations. It’s great that Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) – creator of mathsbot.com and formtimeideas.com – has launched another new website: nonexamples.com. Knowing Jonathan this will grow quickly and become a really useful teaching tool. 2. Rich Number Tasks Thanks to Murat Tepe (@mappsandgrapps)…

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