Multiple Intelligences Starters:Analogies: Make more of analogies to help remember mathematical concepts. Ancient Mysteries: This activity requires students to memorise fifteen numbers in a three by five grid. Kim's Game 3: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view. Mathterpiece: Memorise a picture made up of geometrical shapes Mix and Match: Work out which team played which from the information given. Number Recall: Can you improve your ability to remember telephone numbers? Paradox: Can you solve this paradox by agreeing whether the statements are right or wrong? Pi Day: March 14th is Pi Day. The third month and the 14th day relates to 3.14 which is pi to three significant figures. How many figures of pi can you memorise? Rows of Roses: Can you draw 4 straight lines, without taking your pencil off the paper, which pass through all 9 roses? Secret Symbol: Place a symbol between the four and the five to get a number greater than four and less than five. Shopping List: A quick quiz about five items on a shopping list written 40 years ago. Shunting Problem: Allow two trains to pass by using the limited amount of siding space. Squared Animals: Separate three rows of three animals using three squares. Sudoku Sum: What is the sum of the numbers missing from the given Sudoku puzzle? Wordles: Turn mathematical words into designs which will help you remember the meanings of the words.
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Notes:See also Thinking Skills. Multiple Intelligences Teacher Resources:Wordles: Remember these mathematical words for their shape and movement. Multiple Intelligences Activities:Code Cracker: Crack the code by replacing the encrypted letters in the given text. There are lots of hints provided about code breaking techniques. Fizz Buzzer: The digital version of the popular fizz buzz game. Press the buzzers if they are factors of the counter. Maths Analogies: Make more of analogies to help remember mathematical concepts. Mystery Numbers: If '7 D in a W' stands for 7 days in a week, what do you think these mystery numbers are? Paradox: Arrange the statements so as not to create a paradox. Tables Conga: Use the arrow keys to collect all the multiples in order while avoiding the Conga Virus! Tools: In how many different ways can the numbers be arranged to give the same totals? Tran Towers: An adventure game requiring students to solve puzzles as they move through the old mansion. Multiple Intelligences Investigations:Braille: Investigate the possibility of redesigning the Braille alphabet to make it easier to learn. You will first need to examine the current version and learn how it is used. Hula Hoops: If a number of Hula Hoops are dropped on the floor, what is the maximum number of regions they might form? Multiple Intelligences Videos:Human Graph Shapes: Chapel HillChauncy Hall teacher Kelly Overbye demonstrates how she uses Multiple Intelligences, to teach her students about the slope of graphs. [Similar to Transum's Human Graphs] Multiple Intelligence Theory: Dr. Howard Gardner explains his multiple intelligence theory. Multiple Intelligences External Links:Links to other websites containing resources for Multiple Intelligences are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below: SearchThe activity you are looking for may have been classified in a different way from the way you were expecting. You can search the whole of Transum Maths by using the box below.
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