A classroom friendly resource with multiple uses. A preferred material of Calculating Changes. A support resource for the Task Centre and Maths300 because it allows easy conversion of many hands-on tasks to whole class investigations.
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Poly Plug on NRICH, UK
NRICH is one of the world's top mathematics education sites. NRICH leaders Lynne McClure and Liz Woodham were introduced to Poly Plug at a conference workshop. As a result they developed and trialed the Poly Plug activities in the next column. Each activity includes teachers' notes, a Flash interactive that can be run on your electronic whiteboard directly from the site and various print materials.
Interactive Whiteboard Slides
Kel Hathaway, Curriculum Officer Learning Technologies, Catholic Education Office Canberra Goulburn, has prepared a set of Poly Plug IWB slides to complement various activities. This format is a global format which should import into any IWB software. You will need to download, unzip and then import from within your IWB software. Kel has also provided a Promethean Planet link at which you can see thumbnails of the slides and download them in that specific format.
Converting Task 235, Tables for 25, to a whole class investigation.
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