Transum Maths Starter of the DayPosted: September 18, 2012 Filed under: Handy Tools, Numeracy | Tags: HandyWebResource, IWB, maths, numeracy, resource 3 Comments
I’m sure that the clever people over at Transum Software won’t mind me inserting their banner as a plug for their excellent Maths Starter of the Day.
I am a great believer in students having a daily starter to get their brains into gear, I am planning a future post on my grade’s morning routine. However, this great resource (which I also plugged on the OET Facebook page earlier this week) serves for a range of purposes.
The calendar view allows the teacher (or student) to select each day’s maths problem and present it to the grade in an IWB friendly format. I must stress that these are interactive and not all of them merely use the IWB as a data-projector, which is very awesome.
I have used them for mental-starters, found subject-specific problems for tuning in opportunities and also make the link available to students via our class wiki. These resources provide great opportunities for modelled and shared problem solving and working mathematically.
You can find the link to this excellent resource here.
What maths tuning-in resources have you found most useful?
Does your grade do a daily starter?
I’m a big fan of using my maths starter to try and get student thinking about real life mathematics. One of my fav resources for it is problem pictures. I usually make my own but you can get some good ideas here: http://www.problempictures.co.uk/
That’s awesome, Sally. Thanks for the resource and comments. It must be great working in a school with you… Oh wait!
Thanks for your kind words. Glad you find the resource useful.