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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Weekly maths bookmarks (weekly)

Resources hand picked to help students come to terms with fractions
tags: mathematics fractions

Funny Math Test Exam Answers, Possible Math Homework Help Needed
tags: Mathematics funny jokes answers student

Praetor Education mathematics downloads
Some investigations and projects and lessonplans here
tags: sateachers mathematics

Putting this here so that I will rememember to create a create a mathslit a lesson from this.
tags: mathslit estimation lessonplanidea mathematics lessonplan gr35 primaryschools
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Invitation to a Russian professor's talk on Olympiads
Dear colleagues
You are kindly invited to attend a lecture by a visiting Mathematics and Statistics professor from Russia.
Professor Ivan Vysotski
He will give us an insight into the Mathematics Olympiads conducted in Russian schools.
Date: Monday: 24 October 2011
Venue: AJH van der Walt Building, Muckleneuk Campus, UNISA, Room 636
Time: 12:30 for 13:00 to 14:00
Please RSVP for catering purposes (by Friday, 21 October):
Monday, October 17, 2011
Calling South African teachers to start twittering: Online unworkshop
Some of the reasons for using twitter as a teacher and in your classroom:
 You can create a personal learning network on the fly
 You can learn from others and get instant support
 You can use this tool to teach your learners how to use social media responsibly
 You can share resources, events, thoughts, lesson ideas... quick as lightning!
 You can have discussions on topical issues in your classroom and in education in general.
 You can use it to connect your class to other global classrooms and experts
 .................
The (.....) parts is where the UN part of the unworkshop comes in. Even though I, and hopefully others, will be providing structure as far as making sure that everybody will be getting some of the basic information and providing learning objects and references along the way, this workshop will be dependent on the input, direction and needs of all who participate. I will also invite my learning network to interact, support and share best practices with you and I am sure we will ALL be able to add value and direction to this unworkshop. So if you are part of my amazing twitter PLN, please let me know if you will be able to mentor a few new teacher twits and get them to understand why we are atwitter about twitter!
It will also entail some online ad hoc webinars (which will be hosted by Schoolnet) to help you connect and we even may want to meet face to face and have edutweetups all around the country?!!
The whole workshop will be run via Facebook (www.ict4champions.co.za) and my blog (www.school2.co.za) for those without faces ;). So, you can either RSVP as a comment on the event blogpost here, or on my Facebook events page.
Looking forward to interacting with you all! If you are a South African teacher please add #sateachers to your tweet. Our hashtag for this unworkshop is #ict4champions.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Weekly maths bookmarks (weekly)

Quizmax: a local cellphone based curriculum tool (maths Science, Life sciences)
Maths, Physical Science and Life Sciences revision quizzes directly on your cell phone or PC. Preparation tool for all your tests and exams. Immediate feedback: answers plus reasons for the correct answers. Wide range of examlevel questions. Developed by experienced Maths, Physical Science and Life Sciences educators
Complies with National Curriculum Statement. Compliant with current Examination Guidelines 
MIT BLOSSOMSmaths and science video classes 4 high school
"The open repository of interactive high school lesson video modules sponsored by MIT's Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) has unveiled an updated website.
Every lesson, filmed in high school classrooms from Brooklyn to Beirut to Bangalore, is still a complete resource that includes video segments, a teacher's guide, downloadable handouts, and a list of additional online resources relevant to the topic.
Since first appearing in these pages six months ago, the library of videos has grown to over 50 math and science lessons, all freely available to teachers as streaming video, Internet downloads, DVDs, and videotapes."tags: videos mathematics science highschool opencourseware mit

Matheatics games and interactives
tags: mathematics games interactive

In Maximum Capacity, you play the role of an elevator attendant who must bring as many gorillas as possible to the eighth floor for the annual Gorilla's Ball at the Jungle Hotel! The only problem is, the doors to the ball close in three minutes, and there are still hundreds of anxious gorillas waiting. Bring as many as you can to the eighth floor in three minutes.
tags: mathematics primarychool estimation weight games interactive

Lots of mathematics resources here for schools. THe bookmark collection of @jonesieboy
tags: mathematics

Math at Work Monday: Jennifer the retail buyer
tags: mathematics

tags: mathematics sateachers

All the materials developed by MALATI are in the public domain. They may be freely used and adapted, with acknowledgement to MALATI and the Open Society Foundation for South Africa.
The documents provided here are the teacher documents, consisting of the learner activities and accompanying teacher notes. We also include the rationale document for each content area, giving background on the underlying philosophy and design principles.tags: mathematics mathslit sateachers malati

Learn Xra Grade 12 Saturday School #mathslit Lessons from @Mindset
tags: mathematics mathslit sateachers videos

tags: mathematics statistics data datasets mathslit sateachers

Maths Excellence > Resources > Maths
tags: mathematics maths sateachers

Great mathematics and #mathslit downloads from Brombacher & Associates

HowTo Articles for Mathematics/mathslit
tags: mathematics howtos

Pythagoras Vol 32, No 1 (2011) is now available
tags: mathematical literacy mathslit sateachers Research journals Mathematics

Thutong:Caps documents for Mathematics Grades 1012
tags: mathematics caps Gr10 Gr11 Gr12 curriculum currdocs&policies DBE

Thutong: South African Education Portal mathematics space
tags: sateachers mathematics

Maths Excellence: lots of resources here!
Lots of local and global mathematics resources for learners
tags: mathematics sateachers

SmartLearner is a mobi site across all the SA subject areas.
tags: school2.0 mleanring mobi science mathematics sateachers mathslit lifesciences

tags: mathematics sateachers textbooks ebooks library2.0 sciences

Download the free and open mathematics text books from FHSST

Mathematics Dump: 11 ideas for what and how to share for mathematics teachers

Mathematics questions across all phases from Fullmarks
Fullmarks s a local assessment bank tool for south african learners and ther teachers. You can set tests on the fly. and ad questions to the database It also have the anwers. Very handy
tags: mathematics sateachers

Connexions  Siyavula (South African school resources)
tags: mathematics sateachers resources

This is my mathematics blog where all my mathematics resources, events and titbits are auto send.
tags: mathematics sateachers resources
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Great maths book review by Charles Smith
A great source for interesting lesson starters or challenges for inquiring minds. If your school has a "reading" period then this is the ideal book.
Get it  if you love maths...it's worth it.
Here's a link to view the table of contents.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/toc/1848660634/ref=dp_toc?ie=UTF8&n=266239
Monday, October 10, 2011
11 ideas for what and how to share for mathematics teachers
So this post is dedicated to the sharer bees...those who unselfishly share the fruit of their classrooms, their tests,exams, their lesson plans, and most of all their wisdom, allowing us to look over their shoulders and learn from them not only from their successes but also from their failures!! Bravo to your braveness!!
Which bring me to the whole thing of sharing. Quite a "complicated" concept. Firstly I want to look at what we can share.
When talking to teachers, their idea of the "what"is mostly restricted to actual sharing of set papers and tests. We are working under severe time pressure and have to get students to "pass" and "excel" as dictated by current assessment standards, which may or may not be of the highest standard. This make the sharing of assessment items a priority in order to set tests, exams as well fast drill and practice kind of exercises. We do not even get to the sharing of useful inspiring articles and ideas that could support and underpin creating 21st a century problem solving, critical thinking breed of citizens. We do not look at sharing of materials to include sharing of wisdom, what worked and did not in my classroom stories. We do not share stuff that could help us develop in our own lifelong learning pathways. We simply do not have time. Then we wonder why we feel disenchanted, uninspired and isolated.
So if we look at the WHAT to share:
 Lesson plans, work schedules, tests, exam papers, curriculum documents and briefs as not all teachers in districts always get it it. (the basics)
 Teaching ideas (e.g. I am thinking of doing a twitter project with my students to harvest real time statistical data any ideas?)
 What works and what does not work in my classroom.
 How I teach.
 Internet articles of value (this is a great way to filter relevant knowledge for your colleagues and learning network)
 Online simulations and interactive material that can be used on whiteboards.
 New technology (ICT) tools (e.g. facebook, twitter, edmodo, animoto, google+, diigo...) and how you use them in your classroom.
 Tutorials learn something new that you can use in your classroom and for your won professional development.
 News of professional development opportunities, events, conferences and seminars. (locally and globally, online and face to face)
How can we share. (My bandwagon hop on please)
 If you want to share any of the above QUICKLY, twitter is your answer. Just add the URL (web address) to your tweet with a short what it is about (you have 140 characters to do so) and add a hashtag so that interested people can find it quickly. (e.g. #mathematics, #mathchat, #mathslit #sateachers). If we then search for #mathchat we can find "fresh" cutting edge resources. Example: See the #mathchat twitter stream http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23mathchat
 We need a database to store all these wonderful resources that we were talking about and here I want to scream DIIGO. This great tool allows you to, not only bookmark relevant resources, but have discussion about a resource, annotate resources, share it to twitter, create automated blog posts, embed automated feeds in your school's Learner Management System or website, create reading lists, and share with other interested colleagues or students in groups. It is also cross platform and you can access and share your bookmarks from any computer, operating system browser, cellphone, ipad or tablet. My mathematics sharing group is here: http://groups.diigo.com/group/classroommathematics
 File sharing tools. There are many to choose from, see my database here: http://www.diigo.com/user/maggiev/filesharing My favourite file sharing tool is Dropbox as it gives you 2GB free to start off with (you can get extra GB's by getting your friends to join), fully integrates with your computer filing system and not only syncs all you files across all your devices but also syncs automatically with your colleagues' devices the moment you save a file in a shared folder on your device/PC . I have written a howto tutorial on how to get started with Dropbox that you can download from here: http://bit.ly/p9u2wb
My local South African mathematics websites and resources can be found under the tag's Mathematics+sateachers here: http://www.diigo.com/user/maggiev/sateachers%20mathematics
Photo credits:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveduarte/2817722169/
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Weekly maths bookmarks (weekly)

Tweeting using the Golden Ratio  Great Maths Teaching Ideas
tags: mathematics goldenratio twitter mathslit ratios LO1 functionalrelationships

Five Lessons On Teaching From Angry Birds That Have Nothing Whatsoever To Do With Parabolas
COnnecting the game angry birds to parabolas