Hans Rosling & Visualising Data
This is still one of my favourite videos for understanding why Visuals can make a huge difference in translating Data into meaningful information. With the abundance of Data now being captured about our lives – I think there are some wonderful School Mathematics Projects just waiting to be done by inquisitive students.
With the amount of Mathematics content online now a days, I often find the biggest challenge is sorting through what to share with my students in class. Often resources appear usable at first, but then as you dig down deeper there are issues with alignment to the curriculum, notational differences or just confusing accents. However every now and again, you find a stand alone unit of work that has been handled particularly well and is ideally suited to being used in your class. In this case I try to do a blog post about it, so I don’t forget to use it in Future! The content below is taken from the Khan Academy program on Algebra 1 and is a fantastic introduction to the concept of a Function in Mathematics. This is a foundational concept but can be tricky to explain. This unit allows students to proceed at their own pace and build up a solid understanding of the concept.
Link to the Unit on Functions from Khan Academy
Using this unit in your class
I also added some additional resources at the end that I sourced from the Web to test my students understanding, since I largely run this unit as a self study module
Concept of a Function – History
A while ago I started compiling a collection of fun resources related to the basics of Trigonometry. They will be most useful when acting as a supplementary resource to classroom instruction.
Intro to Trig
Understanding the Unit Circle Definition of Trig