Saturday 14 June 2008

Making a dice

Dice is an interesting tool for playing and learning as well. In my classroom, we use different types of dice. Students make their special dice using an online tool Dice Maker.
Then we do lot of dice based activities.
  • Doing probability based experiments
  • Games involving math calculations

Try making your own dice.

Wednesday 11 June 2008

Puzzles- Puzzles

Puzzles solving is fun.
This is a good mathematics puzzle website.
From Passionate teachers network , I got to know about some puzzle making tools
1. Jigsaw puzzle creater , a freeware ,easily downloadable.
2.Jigsaw Planet ,an online puzzle maker.
3. Fun time , a link on a blog post
Have fun!

Saturday 26 April 2008

Quadratic equations solver

Recently,I came across this interesting quadratic equation solver which even explains the steps of solving a quadratic equation by completing the square method. I liked it very much, so sharing here. Students may cross check the answers from home.
Here is the link for quadratic equation solver.
This one is solving quadratic equations by using quadratic formula.
Thanks to al those who have created these resources.

Saturday 5 January 2008

Learning Symmetries e ways

The concept of symmetry plays an important role in learning mathematics. We in our routine teaching follow text book material for teaching this concept. This year, I tried a different approach for introducing students to mathematical symmetries. In my class, I used an interactive software programme creating beautiful symmetrical patterns called snowflakes. Through this programme, students created variety of mathematical designs. Working with this interactive tool is fun as we have a freedom to use a pair of scissors tool for cutting the paper. The best part of this software is ,once a flake is created you may e-mail it to a friend and save it as an image. My students created snowflakes at home and sent to me using e mail. Some of them used their creations as e-greeting cards .

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