Mathematics

Sep
22

We Forgot about Boards and Markers in Mathematics

Both in my MYP and DP classes, the use of board and markers has become history. The board has evolved into a screen of an iPad. In other words, we still use the good old friend from time to time, but not more. As a teacher, I am not turning my back on my students for I hold the board in […]

By Murat Gokalp | IB DP . Mathematics
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May
25

The Solar Cooker Project

MYP4 students are currently finalising an exploration into modernization, industrialization and engineering, under the global context Scientific and Technical Innovation. In order to wrap up their inquiry, with the following statement of inquiry in mind: Discovering patterns in fundamental natural forms permits new applications, they have been working on parabolic reflectors. MYP4 students have been studying parabolae, and […]

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Mar
27

Let’s ‘Math’ About it.

Educators and researchers think that classroom talk has the power to improve both students’ learning and ability to reason and teachers’ ability to teach. Talking about mathematical concepts allows students to reflect on their own understanding while making sense of and critiquing the ideas of others. When done in a collaborative and supportive learning environment, […]

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Sep
05

Finding Math Heroes

Our MYP2 math class is exploring the lives of famous people to understand their contributions to math and how they demonstrated one or more of the IB learner profile attributes in their lives. In an initial session students brainstormed to list who and what they already knew: A later session explored the four branches of mathematics, […]

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Nov
20
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