• Mathematical Power
    Mathematical Power
    April 13, 2013 0 Comments None

    What does mathematical power mean? In our view it is having strategies that help students to:, Persevere, Organise their thinking, Work smart, Explain their ideas, Risk take, And they need to Understand their thinking and take Pride in their achievements. All in all, they need to be able to POWER UP! It is easy to shut down when faced with a challenging problem or some maths that as yet is just a bit tough. As educators we need to face the fact that we have not necessarily helped students to...

  • A Symmetry Mini-Investigation
    A Symmetry Mini-Investigation
    April 03, 2013 0 Comments None

    This investigation is inspired by the beautiful book Seeing Symmetry by Loreen Leedy. I really enjoyed the book and used it as a springboard into mini paper-folding symmetry investigations., Often students can identify lines of symmetry when they are presented to them but have had limited experiences with deliberately planning folds and cuts to create symmetrical shapes Visualisation is central to spatial awareness and spatial sense. This activity builds on the paper folding activity presented...