GeoMaths MathHelp Material
This site provides students with mathematics self-study material which is embedded within the context of the geosciences. The material consists of many MathHelp "notebooks" covering specific mathematical topics related to a relevant geological context, such as plate velocity or cliff erosion. The notebooks contain explanations, illustrations, and examples. A mathematical glossary is also constantly available, providing a brief explanation of mathematical keywords and links to the relevant notebo
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GeoMaths - 2nd Level Modules
The highest level of math on the University College London's GeoMath site, this covers skills such as complex numbers, partial differentiation, matrices, advanced vectors, and probability. Each section features a menu of topics and links to a glossary. Many have geology-based examples, using the mathematical skill within a realistic scenario. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/
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GeoMaths - 1st Level Modules
University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material on math skills in the context of geoscience. These exercises provide realistic geologic scenarios and work through examples, with notation on the math used to solve them. Examples include using trigonometry to find the true width of strata, logarithms to understand the Richter scale, and vectors to find plate velocities at a triple junction. Relevant vocabulary is linked to a glossary of mathematical terms. Many of the
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Functions of 2 Variables: Partial Derivatives
Brandeis hosts several pages demonstrating the involvement of calculus in biology. This site gives a short explanation of the partial derivative of two variables, using illustrations and various levels of magnification to demonstrate. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/
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Calculus - from MathWorld
MathWorld again provides a broad range of topics, this time under its calculus index, with subjects ranging from limits to differential equations. General calculus, continuity, maxima and minima, and integrals are all covered, with lots of notes, diagrams, and examples. Many cross-references and lists of relevant texts provide a well-rounded and thorough reference for the curious and demanding student. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection. http:
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Algebra.help - Simplifying expressions/equations with exponents
Follow this lesson to review basic exponent manipulation. Worksheets, further lessons, and lists of resources are also available. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/
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Algebra - from MathWorld
Definition of the term “algebra” and examples of various “algebras”.
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Hip Math and Shape Art
This lesson builds upon student knowledge of basic geometric shapes by studying the art in the illustrations shown in the video. Students draw and name organic, non-geometric shapes.
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Students develop their estimation skills while evaluating their television-watching habits and draw conclusions about the influence of television in their lives.
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In math, "elegant" means "cool!"
An elegant solution to a math problem is one that requires less time and work. Encouraging students to find such solutions will help them build number sense or numeracy.
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Helping parents understand
The more ongoing, positive communication you have with parents, the more they'll be willing to work with you.
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Grouping skills for mastery
Thematic planning helps relate mathematics to students' lives.
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Assessing the learning process
Assessment, like instruction, needs to be geared toward various learning styles, and teachers can create rubrics for ongoing assessment that keep a formal daily record of what students are learning. Traditional styles of teaching focus almost exclusively on auditory presentation of material to students — in other words, lecturing. K–12 education is moving away from that traditional model towards methods of teaching that address children’s multiple intelligences and are appropriate to diffe
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KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 5
This module tests both money and time. There are levels with practice questions, some with word problems and some with mixed examples. The final levels test everything - one with 20 questions and one with 50! The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numerous awards given for achievement at each level.
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KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 4
The presentation (introduction) revises what a fraction is, how to make equivalent fractions or write fractions in their simplest / lowest terms, how to change between improper fractions and mixed numbers and finally how to work out a fraction of an amount. The levels test these aspects of fractions. The final level tests all of the skills. Most answers are entered using an on-screen keypad, with some multiple choice questions. The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numero
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KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 3
This module tests changing between metric units. Word problems involving metric measurements are included, and there are also some games matching up corresponding metric measurements. Each question uses an on-screen keypad for entering answers. The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numerous awards given for achievement at each level.
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KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 2
The levels test basic skills - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (without a calculator!) - along with using brackets and questions where a missing number needs to be found. One level tests tables, and finally there are some questions where a calculator may be used, against the clock. Each question uses an on-screen keypad for entering the answers. The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numerous awards given for achievement at each level.
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KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 1
The presentation (introduction) revises some of the different aspects of place value: column headings; multiplying and dividing by powers of 10; adding decimals. The levels test these aspects of place value and also writing words as numbers and ordering decimals. The final level tests all of the skills. Each question is either multiple choice or true/false. The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numerous awards given for achievement at each level.
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Grade 4 Math Revision Test II
Practices: Arithmetical operations to integers up to 1 million. Operations on sums of money with 5-digits (i.e. hundreds, plus 2 digits after the decimal place). Units of length (basic repetition of earlier material) Basic fractions Applied maths, an easier revision level and a more advanced one with large numbers.
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Grade 4 Math Revision Test I
This module revises a variety of mathematical skills: basic operations, weights, measures and money are all revised. Some emphasis is placed on applied maths, and especially on introductory fractions.
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