Saturday, November 26, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Weekly maths bookmarks (weekly)

New article published: The interplay of language and mathematics
This article deals with an intervention unit which focused on the positive effect of integrating poems, stories and fables (the literary genre) for improving mathematical language, fostering the teaching of mathematics language, increasing satisfaction with the process and strengthening the relationship between use of daily language and mathematics language. The study was conducted amongst preservice mathematics teachers, specialising in literacy activities designed to foster mathematics language.
tags: mathematics
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Weekly maths bookmarks (weekly)

MATHEMATICS ADVISORY SERVICES OVERBERG
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Trigonometry: Graphs: Sine and Cosine
tags: trigonometry sine cosine mathematics

When the great mathematician Isaac Newton explained the colours of the rainbow with refraction the poet John Keats was horrified. Keats complained (through poetry of course) that a mathematical explanation robbed these marvels of nature of their magic, conquering "all mysteries by rule and line". But as we will see, the mathematical explanation, requiring just the basic geometry of lines and circles, is just as elegant as the rainbows themselves.
tags: mathematics mathslit rainbows

GeoGebra: Do The Math!  Download free content from Maine Department of Education on iTunes
GeoGebra: Do the Math is a series of screencast tutorials for teachers and/or students. The tutorials were initiated as a project to support Maine math teachers in the integration of technology in the classroom. What is GeoGebra provides an overview of the program and its capabilities. Several tutorials present the program’s menu options and tools in stepbystep format. Another group of tutorials provides examples of GeoGebra learning activities in major math content areas. These tutorials are intended as a visual supplement to printed guides and documentation. GeoGebra users can find a wealth of guidance and examples at www.geogebra.org. A web search such as “GeoGebra Pythagorean Theorem” will yield hundreds of additional articles, examples, and applets.
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