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by CATHY BROWN No:262 23 04 2023

Hello Everyone,
I hope you're having a great day today!
I had some fun this week with........
The New York Times Daily Maths Puzzle. A great little starter excercise and very addictive. Play it while it's FREE.
LOVED the Wright Brothers joke, I think this is pretty much what happens with kids, if you give them the reins, they take it personally and belt it out of the park.
The HOTTEST new activity - SPEND BILL GATES' money. Set the targets, get predictions, watch the place values. So much fun.
WATCH the MAGiC with Canva and Curipod - 10x your result and 75% less planning time.
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Asteroid Launcher is simple to use. Just click on a point of impact, then choose the type of asteroid, its size, its impact speed, and its impact angle.



Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers.
Maths is MORE IMPORTANT to the world than in any other time in history. From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it?

Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach - calculation by hand - isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.

My Kiddos learned some much from this Regular Polygon Maker on Wolfram Alpha. Watch how a triangle becomes a circle by adding sides.
You can ownload it onto an iPad or a computer. It made quite the impact.

12 RULES of Enagement

1. Always be creative
it brings the most joy.

2. Teach the way students like to learn.
Ask them, and they will tell you.

3. Let students teach lessons.
It encourages students to think for themselves
4. Encourage students to follow their passions,
really, follow their passions & explore topics that are meaningful to them.
5. Use video
To reinforce, reflect and publish students' work.
6. Provide an audience
for students' work.
7. Provide a purpose
that matters to your students for their work.
8. Use games
to teach and learn.

9. Go outside
Great stuff happens out there!
10. Link up
with local high schools, universities and businesses and go there to learn stuff.
11. Enjoy
what you do.
And the most important one
12. Simple as ABC
Always Be Cool


This one's for Josh and all the other MATHS ADVENTURERS


SEE how close you canget to spending just on billion dollars. Good luck, what will YOU buy?
Above is my receipt so far. I was 1c short, but I did love all the nines.

On April 4, 1975, at a time when most Americans used typewriters, childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft, a company that makes computer software. Originally based in Albuquerque, New
Mexico, Microsoft relocated to Washington State in 1979 and eventually grew into a major multinational technology corporation. In 1987, the year after Microsoft went public, 31-year-old Gates became the world’s youngest billionaire.


10 X your Digital Presentations & Never open PowerPoint Again
Save a ton of time, generate lessons slides with AI in Canva. Generate the lesson using Magic Design

TWEAK and change and add whatever you like.
Then Hit present.

Be the planning day hero - with all the presentations done in a flash. Here's a quick 2 minute video to get you started. You WILL love it.

YOU want polls, You want Word clouds, and open questions, You want drawings you want more interactivity, check out the Curipod video.....

"Save a ton of Time with Curipod". Just 2 minutes quick and easy.

No more tedious slide preparation and design, images in place all ready for you to finetune.
CREATE great looking presentations in a FLASH

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