Ideas for the Secondary Classroom

This is a small collection of articles put together to give you some general ideas for secondary classrooms.

A Random Rambling Rant

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

A random ramble for teachers through some resources that might add a little life to a statistics class.

Euclid? No, but Carol, Yes

Stage: 4

For teachers. About the teaching of geometry with some examples from school geometry of long ago.

Angle Measurement: an Opportunity for Equity

Stage: 3 and 4

Suggestions for worthwhile mathematical activity on the subject of angle measurement for all pupils.

Stacks of Maths!

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

In this article for teachers, Bernard gives an example of taking an initial activity and getting questions going that lead to other explorations.

The History of Negative Numbers

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

This article -useful for teachers and learners - gives a short account of the history of negative numbers.

Proof: A Brief Historical Survey

Stage: 4 and 5

If you think that mathematical proof is really clearcut and universal then you should read this article.

Enriching Networks, Inspiring Teachers

Stage: 3 and 4

Here are examples of how two schools set about the task of ensuring that problem solving was an integral part of their curriculum.

2010: A Year of Investigations

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.

Introduction to Number Plumber

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Video showing how to use the Number Plumber