Posts Tagged ‘Make maths fun’

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7 Cardboard Labyrinth

April 9, 2013

Maths-is-Awesome Activity

Cardboard Labyrinth

Skills: Graphing, modelling …. mostly generates inspiration

Levels: Any

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Brazilian architect Carlos Teixeira created an incredible labyrinth made entirely from layered recycled cardboard for the 29th International Biennial in Sao Paulo.

More info here.

Labyrinths are mysterious. And mathspiggies, look at that lovely parabola. Making a labyrinth on this =scale may be beyond the resources of a maths class … but then again some imagination and some maths skills and voila:

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In phase one of the project 240 students at Kingsford Primary School in Aberdeen used interconnecting materials to design and build a labyrinth inspired by the story of Icarus.

More info here.

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10 DYI Construction Set

April 8, 2013

Maths is Awesome Activity

DYI Construction Set

Skills: Geometry, measurement, symmetry, area, angles.

Year Level: Year 7

You will find more info here.

95 Happy Hooligans Construction Set

This idea is gobsmacking. We live in a consumer world so the thought of making your own construction set is foreign to us.

Building your own cardboard construction set involves:

* Lots of maths

and if

* Every pupil made 20 construction pieces now you can make something huge for a maths display. eg. giant parabola, π, √2

Or

think really BIG.

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More info here at Building Blogspot.

 

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Maths the Musical

February 18, 2013

Here is the challenge Mathspiggies.

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Can your math class make a musical maths video. Some of these are awesome. Firstly, if middle school math students see senior maths students having fun they will want to do it. This is called PR.

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And, secondly, it seems that the countries with the best global school maths results are also the countries doing maths musicals. Think about that!

Here is the band called AMERICA AFTER MATH. It is in the genre known as Math Rock (More to do with the beat):

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Math Rock Challenge:

There are lots of rock groups with maths-linked names. So make up a Mathsy Group name like

Pythagoras and the sum of the squares

and go for it. Make a video. Make maths fun. Here are some inspiring you tube clips.

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Maths Parody Rock Group: 2Ge+her (2GETHER) – U + Me = Us

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Maths Class the Musical Rocks

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Algebra Song (I’m YOurs) A parody of Aussie singer  Jason Mraz from the TV show Packed to the Rafters

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Mathematics Rhapsody: D’Champion 2011 (BNCHS Math Jingle) Give this one a few seconds to get going then enjoy this Queen Parody.

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Mathematicous: Awesome Maths Parody of Fergie’s Fergalicious:

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