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## UPPER SECONDARY NA4 PROBLEMS LEADING TO SERIES

*By toni On 26 July, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

Practical activities like shaking hands, taking 2 books from a shelf and drawing the mystic rose pattern lead to understanding how to find the sum of a series and how and why different methods lead to the same result. These activities give learners the opportunity to develop logical thinking, and problem solving […]

## Grades 9 to 12 Function Flow

*By toni On 1 July, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

The input to Function Machine 1 is x. Write down an expression for the output.

If the output is 7 what was the input?

In Function 2, a is constant. If the input is 4 what is the output?

The functions from Function Machines 1 & 2 are combined to give Function […]

## Grade 12 Derivative Matching

*By toni On 3 May, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

Match the functions with their derivatives and values of the functions and derivatives.

For cards to cut out and sort to do this activity click here.

What does this information tell you about the graphs of the 5 functions

For the Notes for Teachers click here.

## Grades 10 to 12 Quadratic Matching 2

*By toni On 21 April, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

The graphs and some properties of seven quadratic functions are given here.

The equation of each function is given in three different forms.

Match the graph of each function with the matching equations and properties.

This activitiy is linked to Quadratic Matching 1 which you […]

## LOWER SECONDARY A3 FUNCTIONS AND INVERSE FUNCTIONS

*By toni On 23 January, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

Number games that develop recognition and understanding of functions and inverse functions and the ability to create formulas.

Click here to download a pdf with all you need to run your own professional development workshop.

## Grades 6 to 9 TIMES NINE

*By toni On 13 October, 2017 · Leave a Comment*

Complete the calculations in the picture.

What do you notice?

To explain how the patterns of numbers arise:

Either multiply by (10 – 1) instead of multiplying by 9

or use the table below, first completing the calculations on each line.

## Grades 6 to 8 Beautiful Numbers

*By toni On 5 October, 2017 · Leave a Comment*

Work out the different numbers to replace the question marks.

What do you notice about the patterns in these calculations?

Can you explain why this pattern occurs?

## TEACHING MATHEMATICS WITH MULTILINK CUBES

*By toni On 28 September, 2017 · Leave a Comment*

If you have Multilink cubes, sometimes called Unifix cubes, then you will find this collection of 17 learning activities will give you many good ideas for using the cubes in teaching any age group from the youngest to the oldest learners in school. (Click here to DOWNLOAD the booklet).

## Grades 9 to 12 Squares Pattern

*By toni On 4 August, 2017 · Leave a Comment*

This square of squares pattern has edge length 5 squares. You could make this pattern with 48 matchsticks.

Work out the number of edge squares and the number of lines (matchsticks) needed to make the pattern with: side length 6 side length 25 side length 100 side length n.

Click here […]

## Grades 6 to 10 Special Sums

*By toni On 31 May, 2017 · Leave a Comment*

Imagine you have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s.

You can choose numbers from the bags and add them to make different totals. You don’t have to use numbers from every bag, and there will always be as many of each number as you need.

Choose some […]

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