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NCETM Secondary Magazine, Issue 5 - Website of the week

Created on 05 March 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 10 April 2013 by ncetm_administrator


Website of the week
With so many excellent sites available offering a wide range of activities and development materials, it is sometimes difficult to know which ones really are worth a visit. Each week we will feature one recommendation, and invite your comments too.
If you are wanting to incorporate into your schemes of work some activities which use the Jigsaws, just like the ones provided within the Standards Unit - Improving Learning in Mathematics, or if you are a regular user of them already, this website has pre made puzzles for many of the topics within the secondary mathematics curriculum. It also has lots of activities which can be used with Easiteach for KS3 and KS4 and resources for KS5 which include tutorials from YouTube, PowerPoint presentations and pdf documents.

If you don’t have Easiteach, you can download it from the website along with the software needed Formulator Tarsia or Jigsaw to open, edit and print the Jigsaws.

Consider using one of the Jigsaw activities as an introduction to a department meeting before embedding them into your Schemes of Work. The software is easy to use in order to create your own activities tailored to your students’ needs. Click here to see a gallery of examples.



Click here to visit our recommended website of the week, MathedUp

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13 March 2008 00:39
Also if you are coming to "Joined up mathematics" the MA/ATM with NANAMIC conference in Keele then come to the NANAMIC sessions on the Friday to make more of your jigsaws/explore the ones on MathedUp and perhaps make some more to send to Moomz.
By sallyb
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13 March 2008 00:15
I would also recommend mathedup as the resources are organised by level and topic makinig it easy to find what you want. Re Tarsia the jigsaw software - this is much more useful if you learn to use expression libraries and plan your jigsaw rather than just using the default jumbled up arrangement. See the "jigsaw" thread on recommend a resource https://www.ncetm.org.uk/Default.aspx?page=14&module=COM&mode=103&COMtid=5505.

I also have some files you might find useful if you are new to Tarsia or want to make more of the files you already have.. Please see my file space to downlowd the files.

With the Expression library you can take one jigsaw and create many more/adapt tthem for different levels/make different shapes and encourage discussion among your learners
By sallyb
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11 March 2008 20:55
Wow! It's an honor to be named website of the week and I'm glad so many people find the resources helpful. I have had a lot of positive feedback from regular users, particularly about the Tarsia activities. To help the website grow, if you have any Tarsia puzzles sitting on your hard drive or memory stick, if you send them to me I'd be more then happy to host them.
By Molad
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06 March 2008 23:38
I use this website daily. Not just because of the excellent free resources, but also the very useful links to many other excellent free maths websites. For teaching and learning maths it's better than GOOGLE.
By linearwebb
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