A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day




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  • They bring their protractor and compasses to every Maths lesson but how often do they get to use them? They are expected to have the skills to construct accurate scale drawings so they do need regular practice. This starter is an opportunity for your pupils to do some accurate drawing.

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Hexagon construction

Drawing of a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle showing animated strightedge and compass
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Casio Classwiz Calculator

There is currently a lot of talk about this new calculator being the best in its price range for use in the Maths classroom. The new ClassWiz features a high-resolution display making it easier to view numerical formulas and symbols but it isn't a graphical calculator as such (it has the capacity to draw graphs on your smart phone or tablet, via a scannable QR code and an app).

As well as basic spreadsheet mode and an equation solving feature you also get the ability to solve quadratic, cubic or quartic polynomial inequalities and the answer is given just as it should be written down, using the correct inequality symbols!

This calculator has a high-performance processor and twice the memory of previous models ensuring speedy operation and superior computational power.more...

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers?
Do they have iPads or Laptops in Lessons?

Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

Laptops In Lessons

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Students can use Logo to draw a hexagon using the repeat command.

Here is a link to another activity based on finding hidden polygons:


Student Activity


Curriculum Reference

See the Common Core Math Standards page for links to related online activities and resources.


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