So it’s been a while since I’ve written anything on here. For anyone interested in my educational life between mathsconfs 6 and 10, my Twitter feed covers it fairly comprehensively.
After trips to Kettering, Birmingham, Sheffield, Peterborough and Kettering for previous mathsconfs, we’d finally made it to London for round 10 – two of us from Ninestiles were on the train just after 6am for our adventure, and this blog post summarises the highlights of the day.
Session 1: How to Teach Problem Solving – Kris Boulton
Kris kicked off his session with a couple of interesting problems for us to solve – some fun with isosceles triangles, and some more fun with circles inside a square. I managed to solve them both eventually, which was mildly pleasing.
If we want to help our pupils to effectively solve problems using something more than Polya’s ‘be ingenious’ strategy, we should probably…
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