Well, probably (b) is the one front of mind at the moment. But SHOULD IT BE?
Pressures abound on teachers — from co-ordinators, from the administration, from the curriculum gurus, from parents, from the community.
All wanting the best for students. And the best for the school.
Teachers need help. And support. And inspiration. And mentoring.
And — time to think, time to relax and enjoy their careers, their hopes, their families, their hobbies.
So . . . as the psychologists would probably say — “Give yourself a break!”
Go on, spoil yourself a little this week — and EVERY week.
You DESERVE it!
Primary teachers are Geniuses — or is that “Genii”?
They are able to take the traditional view of Easter — church attendance, hot cross buns, Easter Eggs, holidays — as an ideal structure in which to invent heaps of maths questions that have a natural interest — a natural intrigue — to the students in their care.
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Who would have thought that Shane Warne’s baked beans habits would make a great Maths question for primary students?
But they did!
And they do!
Here it is . . . the BIG QUESTION . . .
“Aussie cricketer Shane Warne had 1,900 tins of baked beans flown in and addressed to him personally in India in 1998. (But they weren’t ALL just for him!) If each tin cost 80 cents, what was the total value of all those cans of baked beans?”
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Well, these 4 questions are from this week’s (late January, 2016) EdShop Maths Word Problem Worksheets. They’re AUSSIE, and THEY’RE FUN!
Loads more where these came from.
- In the Australian Open tennis on TV, in one hour of viewing there were 24 minutes of commercials. The rest was tennis. How many minutes of actual tennis were on TV in that hour?
- The series of Star Wars movies feature the robots C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8. What total number do you get by adding all the numbers in these robot names together?
- Spongebob Squarepants can jog 50 metres in 30 seconds. At that rate, how long will it take him to jog 200 metres?
- Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989. How old (in years) will she be on 1st February 2016?
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Sometimes an opportunity to teach Maths in a REALISTIC way presents itself in the least-expected places.
Take NESCAFE, for example! (Yes, please!!)
The makers of this wonderful beverage recently launched (in July, 2015) a “new and improved” Café Menu range of Nescafe. The range contained no fewer than 14 types of coffee in sachets — including hazelnut latte, white chocolate mocca, strong cappuccino and many others.
BUT . . .
Heaps of disgruntled Nescafe-lovers aren’t at all happy with the new product. They claim that the recipe of their “good old Nescafe” that they have loved for years has been changed — for the worse! And they have expressed their fury on social media — Facebook and the like.
How does this relate to Maths?
Well, it’s pretty easy to build up an interesting Maths problem from this. For example, if 2,400 people tried the new Nescafe sachets, and 60% of them weren’t happy with the new product line, how many people WERE happy with it?
Any year 5 student should be able to work that out without even blinking. “SHOULD” is the key word, though!
The moral: Let’s make Maths interesting and relevant!
Any suggestions about topical matters that lend themselves to Maths problems for primary students will be greatly appreciated!
Sometimes the TV news brings great teaching opportunities.
Like Johnny Depp’s lack of obedience to Australia’s quarantine laws.
So, what have WE done?
We’ve created a maths worksheet that includes a problem or two about Johnny’s doggies. Yes, maths questions about something really topical, really funny, and really appealing to the very students you teach.
And that’s only ONE topic covered. There are heaps more!
Like the national Girl Guides’ Biscuit day fundraiser. And the Hamish Blake bikeride through some of Italy’s mountains, and Roger Federer being beaten by Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios.
Why NOT let kids see how maths works in everyday life?