For a rather different kind of presentation – why not write a ‘story’ ? There are many online tools available, a favourite of mine is Storybird.
I wrote a very simple story on algebra (like terms) simply to show some students Storybird and hopefully inspire them to write their own (they did!).
Some of my students helped me write this on sequences:
….and when they were revising for exams they wrote several more!
Storybird is a tool for writing digital stories, it’s great fun and easy to use. Set up an account (free) – choose your art work and get writing! Students under 13 can sign up with parental permission. Note that teachers can set up class accounts for students of any age. See the details here.
Manga High seems well known for its games, it is also well worth investigating the excellent Prodigi quizzes available.
Hundreds of these are available offering excellent curriculum coverage. To access the resources select Challenges from the Activities menu.
The search facility offers teachers the opportunity to filter by curriculum area, age, level and whether a calculator is allowed; for example a simple search of Prodigi quizzes on Algebra gives the results as shown below. (A complete list of all quizzes is available here.)
Unlike the available games students cannot see the available Prodigi quizzes unless a teacher sets them as challenges (or you have a subscription). You can view very clear instructions on setting challenges on the Manga High website.
The Desmos graphing calculator has to be one of my favourite graphing tools. It’s powerful, easy to use, allows one to share graphs and it is possible to create an account and save graphs.
Using the sliders feature students could investigate any graphs. The Further Mathematicians could easily explore the family of rose curves for example. Click on the image below then play with the sliders!
For further applets and resources to explore polar curves see this page on Mathematics Calculators.
The Classic Mistake site has a wonderful collection of those classic mistakes that teachers regularly see. These posters can be downloaded in colour or black and white, a podcast explaining the mistake is also available for each poster.
Note all the other downloads available from the same site.
The Mathematical Moments site features many downloadable pdfs, posters which show the role that Mathematics plays in Science, Technology and Human Culture. A short or more detailed version of each poster is available and a search is provided.
Mathematical Moments – Sticking the Landing
On TES Resources Owen has created an excellent set of A4 posters inspired by Ian Stewart’s ‘17 Equations that Changed the World‘.
(You will need to register with TES (free) to download any resources).
For making your own vocabulary posters, using a word cloud generator such as Word It Out makes the job easy. Simply enter some text and create your word cloud. You can then share your cloud if you want to. It is also possible to embed it on your blog or website.
Note that you can use the tilde (~) character to keep words together.
A great feature for mathematicians – WordItOut can easily cope with the equals sign, division signs also – see for example this equation.It seems other symbolsare possible also.
Various options are available, you can change the colours of your words and the background colour, you can also change the size of the font and the variation in size allowed.
Emma made our Year 7 class a poster of the vocabulary needed for our work on shapesand here is a very simple example on Linear Sequences.
Tagxedo is another possibility, this also allows a choice of shape.
For a collection of Numeracy Across the Curriculum posters, have a look at this collection which includes posters on Numeracy for a variety of subjects.I came across these on Twitter; looking at the address, thank you to Inveralmond Community High School.
….and on a lighter note, my son sent me this from GraphJam.com.