Angles Lesson Plan: Design your own Mini Golf Course

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Thanks to Jarrod Sing for submitting this great lesson plan.

You have just been chosen to design a pro mini golf course for the World Professional Mini Golf Association (WPMGA)

Your course needs to be challenging for the players and it can have bunkers, mountains, forests, lava lakes obstacles etc.

Once you have designed your holes, you need to show how a professional player would hit (using angles) to bounce off the walls to get it in.

Your course needs to have the following:

Click here to download the entire Printable PDF of this activity including examples.

  At least 4 displays of parallel and perpendicular lines

 At least 2 of each angle acute, obtuse, right, reflex and straight angles included in the shots

In your shots on each golf hole you must show that you have accurately measured angles of

63 Degrees

97 Degrees

235 Degrees

12 Degrees

300 Degrees

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Student Goal Setting Template for Maths and Literacy

Just a quick addition to our thinking tools and graphic organisers collection today.  This simple goal setting template will help your students to be a little more accountable of their own learning in maths and literacy.

You might want to go through the SMART goal system with them to ensure that each of their goals are.

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Timely

It is a great process to work through at the beginning or mid point of the year or even when parent teacher interviews occur.

You can download the template here, and enjoy.

Maths Lesson based on Karl Guass

It has been said that Karl displayed incredible talent in math at a very young age. There are stories that tell of him managing his father's business accounts before the age of 5 and apparently even catching a payroll error. When a teacher asked him to add up the numbers between 1 and 100, (to keep him busy) Gauss quickly found a short cut for the answer 5050. A well known today....thanks to Gauss. He called mathematics "the queen of the sciences" and arithmetic "the queen of mathematics.

This activity sheet gives students the opportunity to test and explore Guass' challenge of quickly adding up all numbers from 1 to 100 using the math toolbox explore different approaches to to solving this problem.
Innovative students will find patterns and methods for quickly solving this problem and may even be able to create a formula for adding any series of integers together.
Once students have attempted to solve Guass's problem I would recommend showing them this short video.  This will explain the process Guass used as well as leading them onto the second part of the task based around exploring what contributions Guass made to mathematics.
Enjoy.

FREE E-BOOK: ACING MATH (ONE DECK AT A TIME)

Acing Math (One Deck At A Time!)is a collection of math games ranging from Kindergarten to the upper elementary grades, using only an ordinary deck of playing cards.  There are games covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percents, decimals, patterns, positive and negative integers, as well as many others. 

A very wise old maths teacher who once taught me said that "You can teach every aspect of maths with a pack of cards" and this e-Book goes a long way to supporting that statement.

Download the free e-Book here.

SMARTIE MATHS: MATHS YOU CAN EAT

Thanks to Jenna from Wisconsin for sending me this great lesson plan involving maths and smarties.  It has 20 maths problems that will challenge students of all ages involving number, shape, measurement and chance and data.

You can download the lesson plan here.  And best of all when you are done, you get to eat the smarties.

Enjoy.

Racing against time: All Olympic Gold's Compared over a century.

Racing against time is a great series of animations at the NY times that highlight various Gold medal performances in London versus their counterparts over Olympics Past.  For instance you can see just how much faster Usain Bolt is compared to Jesse Owen and Carl Lewis.

There are some other animations on the site looking at swimming and track and field also.

Your Kids will really enjoy taking a look at this and it is a great teaching tool for visualising mathematical Data.  Enjoy.

Free Basic Fraction Wall Poster

This Fraction Wall maths teaching resource is a great way to help students develop an understanding of the relationship between fractions. 

This is a Basic Fraction Wall and very shortly I will be posting some more complex versions with percentages and decimals included on them.  Please feel free to download, print them and decorate your classroom.

Download it here.

* Please note all of our posters are originally designed using high resolution images and fonts at A3 paper size.  Be aware it will be automatically resized to your default paper size when using Adobe Acrobat Reader without any loss of quality.  If you would like to print these documents at larger sizes you can read the Adobe Resize & Scaling FAQ here.

Finally if you would like to purchase a completely editable version of this document to alter without any restrictions you can purchase it for $10.00 simply by emailing us.

FREE CLASSROOM POSTER: LESS THAN & GREATER THAN

Another day another free awesome poster for you classroom.  This poster is a great tool for teaching kids about the math's concept of less than and greater than.  It is really easy to understand and has some great visuals that will stick in your students memory.

Please feel free to download and Print the poster (A3 Recommended) as large as possible.  If you have any great ideas for other classroom posters please let us know in the comment section below.

Download the Poster here... Enjoy!!

* Please note all of our posters are originally designed using high resolution images and fonts at A3 paper size.  Be aware it will be automatically resized to your default paper size when using Adobe Acrobat Reader without any loss of quality.  If you would like to print these documents at larger sizes you can read the Adobe Resize & Scaling FAQ here.

Finally if you would like to purchase a completely editable version of this document to alter without any restrictions you can purchase it for $10.00 simply by emailing us.