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FRANTIC FRIDAY: Crazy Maths Word Maze UK edition

February 24, 2020

PDF file: 1. Crazy math maze work sheet 1 UK

PDF file: 2. Crazy math maze work sheet 2 UK

CRAZY MATHS MAZE WORKSHEET ANSWER

PDF file: 3. Crazy math maze work sheet ANS UK

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FRANTIC FRIDAY: Crazy Math Word Maze USA edition

February 24, 2020

PDF file: Crazy math maze work sheet 1 USA

PDF file: Crazy math maze work sheet 2 USA

CRAZY MATH MAZE WORKSHEET ANSWER

PDF File: Crazy math maze work sheet ANS USA

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FRANTIC FRIDAY: Crazy Math Word Maze USA edition

June 3, 2019

PDF file: Crazy math maze work sheet 1 USA

PDF file: Crazy math maze work sheet 2 USA

CRAZY MATH MAZE WORKSHEET ANSWER

PDF File: Crazy math maze work sheet ANS USA

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FRANTIC FRIDAY: Crazy Maths Word Maze UK edition

June 2, 2019

PDF file: 1. Crazy math maze work sheet 1 UK

PDF file: 2. Crazy math maze work sheet 2 UK

CRAZY MATHS MAZE WORKSHEET ANSWER

PDF file: 3. Crazy math maze work sheet ANS UK

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4. Funky, Fab and Fantastic. Yeah! That’s Middle School Maths

September 23, 2016

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Funky, Fab and Fantastic INTRO1-mandelbrot-set-selfie

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So camera’s on. Open this link in

Firefox or Chrome.

Let your middle school

students play with this amazing website

but show them the Mandelbrot and other equations.

This is maths!

WOW!

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More Crazy Maths Selfies on pinterest.

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7. Funky, Fab and Fantastic. Yeah! That’s Middle School Maths

September 7, 2016

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Funky, Fab and Fantastic INTRO

The Maths Mystery Box is a great treasure chest to take into maths classes. It can be used an an extension exercise or to engage some disengaged students.

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The IDEA is to use concrete objects and write a maths problem to go with the object. (See examples below) The appeal of the MATHS MYSTERY BOX is that it involves CONCRETE THINKING, sort of.  All text books involve ABSTRACT thinking, which some students do not like.

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A student picks a maths problem from the box. A problem can be simple or complex. But it is not just a maths problem. The student gets to hold an object in their hand. They have to devise their own method of approach. And they must be resourceful. ie. use equipment at hand eg. their phone as a stop watch. Students like this activity. Even maths teachers like this activity as Mathspig found out at her workshop in Hamburg.

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This is what the graph should look like.

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Bob the Beetle moves very fast and students have to use available tools eg. phones to calculate his speed.

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You’ll find the answer here.

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Safety Lecture: Do not flick at anyone. But it is fun.

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Best Ever Fun with Algebra

June 9, 2016

Mathspig gravity plane

We all know about gravity. We worry about gravity.

GRAVITY CHALLENGE

If someone holds a pen in your hand like the gif below, then drops it,

I bet, if you keep your hand in the one position, that you can’t grab it!!!!

The maths is soooo beautiful.

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All objects and bodies drop at the same rate of acceleration, g = 9.8 m/sec2

d = distance travelled by falling object (m)

t = time taken (sec)

pen drop formula 1

pen drop formula 2

You can test your reaction time on THE REACTION TIME CLOCK HERE.