Discovering “New” Methods Through Visual Patterns

I had a go at creating a “Visual Pattern” after having so much fun attempting Simon Gregg’s pattern from Fawn Nguyen’s website. It looked like this: Can you see how it grows? Is there a rule to how it is growing or is it random? Stage 4, 5 and 6 might make it easier, but…

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Ditching Tests for Desmos

Last Friday, we took a massive leap in what we hope is a forward direction. The Maths coordinator (@Jason_Loke) and I gave our students a summative assessment task that could potentially change the way we assess students in maths. In South Australia, we have two main types of assessment in mathematics: Folio Tasks (Mathematical Investigations) and…