Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mathematics Performance Task 1

This performance task is a graded exercise that will be added to your CA.
This is a real-life application of Mathematics using mathematical concepts that you are familiar with.
The focus will be the
  • accuracy of your mathematical analysis,
  • elegance of your solution and
  • clarity and creativity in your presentation.
Part 1: go to your maths google site for the performance task

Monday, January 25, 2010

a mathematical story

Hi 108ers

For being such a wonderful and diligent students - I have attached the following link for your mathematical pleasure.

Class Task : Factors & Multiples

Please use your learning device to source for information on the following:

  1. A man named Erastothenes (Ren Chang's grp)
  2. Erastothenes Sieve (Imran's grp)
  3. All the Primes less than 1000 (Christian's grp)
  4. Mersene Prime (Aaron's grp)

Prime Quiz (PART 1) for all as hw

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mathematical Dictionary

I have attached a mathematical dictionary for your use and reference.
Quiz time:
Find the definitions of the following terms with examples (first one to post and got them correct stand to win a mathematical prize)
  1. Prime number
  2. Natural number
  3. Rational Number
  4. Vulgar Fraction
  5. Indices

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Locker Issue in SST

An impending headache to the administrator in planning the locker operation in SST. He seeks your advise on how to resolve this issue:

Here is the problem:

Task: In SST, there is a row of 100 closed lockers numbered 1 to 100. A student goes through the row and opens every locker. A second student goes through the row and for every second locker if it is closed, she opens it and if it is opened, she closes it. A third student does the same thing for every third, a fourth for every fourth locker and so on, all the way to the 100th locker. The goal of the problem is to determine which lockers will be open at the end of the process.

Sample Questions:

In words, explain your thinking to the following problems clearly. Be sure to use appropriate mathematical language and methods:

Which lockers remain open after the 100th student has passed?

If there were 500 students and lockers, which lockers remain opened after the 500tth student has passed?

Further Activity:

Identify another problem that uses the same method or technique to solve and post it to this blog

Monday, January 11, 2010

Class Maths Policy for 2010

1-08 Maths Class Learning Policy from the following perspectives:
  • Educator
  • Learner
  • Learning Environment

History of Numbers

'A number is a mathematical object used in counting and measuring. A notational symbol which represents a number is called a numeral, but in common usage the word number is used for both the abstract object and the symbol, as well as for the word for the number. In addition to their use in counting and measuring, numerals are often used for labels (telephone numbers), for ordering (serial numbers), and for codes (ISBNs). In mathematics, the definition of number has been extended over the years to include such numbers as 0, negative numbers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and complex numbers.' wikipedia
Another interesting factor to note is that numbers is a form of a universal language and appears in every civilization.
Task 1: View the following video to have a better perspective of maths
history of Maths
Identify 3 points that you have discovered from the video.

Task 2: Number System through the years
Identify a civilization and do a brief presentation of not more than 1 minute on the number system of the chosen civilization. You may identify, if any, a key pattern of the number system of that civilization with our present number system. You may choose any more of on-line presentation and upload to this site.
references for consideration:

Equinox and Maths

Starting a new era in a new learning dimension for everyone in SST.
Let us set a new target in the right direction to achieve our aspiration.
Please give your input
(i) My class target for 2010 with regards to engaging and meaningful learning in my Maths classroom