This week I have been updating and tidying up a companion site to this one: Mathematics Starters and Plenaries. I have added some new sections, including Bell Work which seems appropriate here and I will update in future with any more ideas. If you have not fully explored Transum’s excellent Starter of the Day site then do have another look, there are some gems here – more details below.
I have been busy putting together many of the very useful calculators and tools for checking work. These have previously been on a site of their own but I have now decided they are more appropriately placed on Mathematics for Students. I have also added a link (Calculators & Tools) on the right hand side here in the Links section. I have taken the opportunity to do some major updating and I will develop this further in the coming months.
I like to use tools like this in class to encourage students to use them independently for checking their work. I know this strategy works – one of my Year 13 students announced during a homework discussion earlier this year that she knew the answer in the text was wrong (it was) because she checked it on WolframAlpha! Happily I have had many similar comments.