Monday, 19 March 2012

Incursion to the Mural

Today year 7 were looking at various groups of special numbers. So I took the opportunity to take them to the corridor outside the Maths staffroom and show them the mural.

They moved in groups around in front of the columns to work out what the pattern or type of numbers was (odd, even, square, triangular, Fibonacci and prime)

I also pointed out the factor tree, since we had had a discussion the previous lesson about whether or not they actually looked anything like trees.

Then we went back to the classroom to write up some notes on the new ones they had worked out (Fibonacci and triangular) and learn some more (Pascal's triangle and Palindromic numbers). After all the time and effort that we spent on it was lovely to finally use it in a lesson!

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