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How Simple Artifacts Can Promote Inquiry-Based Learning

How Simple Artifacts Can Promote Inquiry-Based Learning | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
This post offers an example of how a simple artifact can support inquiry-based learning.

Via Karen Bonanno, Petra Pollum, Meredith
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A modern take on the age-old 'visual aid'!

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 29, 2013 11:03 AM

Inquiry is natural and authentic when sparked by curiosity and wonder.

Jane Schmude's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:42 PM

We will be seeing these changes in the new Australian curriculum - a focus on primary sources to foster the inquiry process.

Dawn Darling's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:18 AM

Great to use as the provocation for a unit.

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: grid moves

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: grid moves | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Simplifying algebra task by Don Steward 

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: hollow cube

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: hollow cube | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Sequences activity by Don Steward

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: fifteen pens

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: fifteen pens | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

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Forming and solving equations activity by Don Steward

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Powerful, diagnostic, games-based AFL- Kahoot!!! | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

Powerful, diagnostic, games-based AFL- Kahoot!!! | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Tremendously engaging, games-based, diagnostic AFL tool that students love- Kahoot. Brilliant for formative assessment and free! Highly recommended.

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Jessica Saggers's curator insight, May 12, 12:18 AM

Reminds me of the Wii U remote. Like the idea that what is displayed on the screen doesn't have to be displayed on the devices. 

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Where Direct Instruction Fails: Willingham, Memorization, and Conceptual Understanding (2)

Where Direct Instruction Fails: Willingham, Memorization, and Conceptual Understanding (2) | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
In my previous post I wrote about the overemphasis on memorization and drills and brought some arguments for balancing all three aspects of knowledge in mathematics: factual, procedural, and concep...
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Thought provoking post about the limitations of direct instruction

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: exact trigonometric values

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: exact trigonometric values | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Some superb trig resources from Don Steward

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Algebra Tiles- from counting to completing the square | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

Algebra Tiles- from counting to completing the square | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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#mathchat Algebra Tiles- a visual model that takes you from basic directed number right up to completing the square...

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Jessica Saggers's curator insight, May 12, 12:14 AM

Great representation of algebra -> quadratic equations. Visual learners would love this. 

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Mr Collins Mathematics Blog: Pi Day and the National Mathematics Teacher Conference III

Mr Collins Mathematics Blog: Pi Day and the National Mathematics Teacher Conference III | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

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Lovely write up by Paul Collins about the National Mathematics Teacher Conference on Pi Day

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Combining Tradition and Innovation

Combining Tradition and Innovation | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers who think knowledge, memory and practice have been neglected in schools, tend to be seen as adamant traditionalists – to quote one blogger recently, “the shock-troops of neo-traditionalism...
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Combining the best of the old with the best of the new- Joe Kirby leads a highly-successful department

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: skew squares

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: skew squares | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Super skew squares on coordinates grids activity from Don Steward

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Work with us at Wyvern College? Full-time maths teacher vacancy. Deadline 5th Feb 2015 | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

Work with us at Wyvern College? Full-time maths teacher vacancy. Deadline 5th Feb 2015 | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Full-time maths teacher job up for grabs in my dept. Sept start. Deadline 5th Feb.

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OMAR's curator insight, March 25, 3:06 AM

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: missing angles

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: missing angles | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Mixed questions on solving angle fact problems. 

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f(t): On Making Them Figure Something Out

f(t): On Making Them Figure Something Out | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Some interesting thoughts on improving learning. Kate Nowak's reflections are always worth a read.

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: pyramids

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: pyramids | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Intro to algebra activity by Don Steward

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: expressions arithmagons

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: expressions arithmagons | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Expression arithmagons by Don Steward

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All in a Jumble : nrich.maths.org

All in a Jumble : nrich.maths.org | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see
if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.
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Brilliant NRich activity on metric units

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ImprovingEducation2013.pdf

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Must-read piece of work by Prof Rob Coe- grade inflation, mistaking school improvement and poor proxies for learning

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: spider on a cuboid

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: spider on a cuboid | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Spider on a cuboid by Don Steward

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: 3D trigonometry and pythagoras

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: 3D trigonometry and pythagoras | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Fantastic 3D Pythag resources from Don Steward

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: inserting brackets

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: inserting brackets | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Some BIDMAS goodness from Don Steward #mathchat

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: sheds

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: sheds | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Calculating volumes of sheds- Don Steward 

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: equation forming and solving

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: equation forming and solving | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Forming and solving equations resources from Don Steward. Some lovely ideas in here...

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Building interleaving and spaced practice into our pedagogy | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

Building interleaving and spaced practice into our pedagogy | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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Rapid gains in progress once we switched to interleaving and spaced practice

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: squared squares and rectangles (2)

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: squared squares and rectangles (2) | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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A really engaging activity combining forming expressions and collecting like terms

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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: two plank lengths and toy giraffe heights

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: two plank lengths and toy giraffe heights | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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An engaging way in to the topic of equation solving by Don Steward.

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