# Category Archives: Uncategorized

## Pi Day Activities

Pi day yesterday was a welcome break from the current global chaos – a lovely last day before a full month of online learning begins. Here’s what we organised if you need some inspiration for next year. I decided to … Continue reading

## Task: Differences

Opinions on this task? Any amendments or additions would be gratefully received before trialling it with my Year 9 group. Happy to receive comments below or via twitter (@DanielPearcy). We have completed a considerable amount of work on straight line … Continue reading

## Cognitive Load Theory: Questioning the Intricacies

To give some context for this post, I’ll start by saying that I absolutely love Craig Barton’s podcasts. Whenever I listen to one I almost always have to re-visit given the ridiculous number of ideas and claims made. One thing’s … Continue reading

## Does an equation exist to describe a square? What about any polygon?

Yesterday I saw some awesome Mr Men Math posters created by @solvemymaths (www.solvemymaths.com) and have already stuck some of them up in the corridor at school. Mr Astroid particularly caught my eye as one of the interesting Mr Men shapes. … Continue reading

## Moving towards more Meaningful Mathematics Assessment in the 21st Century

I’ve always believed that there’s nothing wrong with a sit down test if the test items assess the core philosophy and values of the subject. Hence, I’ve tried to make an assessment for my Year 7 students (grade 6) which I believe … Continue reading

## Estimation Calculator (Multiplication) on Geogebra

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## Protected: Introduction to Fractal Geometry 2: Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set

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## New Sunflower Applet: Fibonacci and the Golden Angle

Here’s a new applet I created (simply because I haven’t made one in a while and thought it’d be fun). Look at how different angles result in different sunflower configurations by clicking the picture below. Why is the golden angle … Continue reading

## Protected: The Mathematics of Rainbows

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## Introduction to Fractal Geometry

At University, I did a full mathematics degree which covered around 36 modules – that’s quite a lot of maths! The weird thing about my degree (which is probably the case with most mathematics degrees?), is that most of the stuff we … Continue reading