Maths Teaching

March 19, 2009

Trial and Improvement

Tomorrow I am about to start teaching Trial and Improvement to my Year 9 class and realised that I don’t have any fun resources on this topic.

I did a Google search and found a nice website outlining some lesson ideas.

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Here is a link to a lovely spreadsheet simulation that gets the idea across pretty quickly and links to this starter problem. Click on the image to take you to the online simulation.

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Once your pupils are ok with this, you can play a class game where pupils win imaginary money for their estimates.

Click on the image below to take you to another interactive online game.

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When they get really good, there is a more advanced version they can play.

Many thanks to Maths Online for providing these wonderful resources free of charge. We like that.

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1 Comment »

  1. I’m a secondary maths teacher and I’ve just made a game to practise trial and improvement with my class here:

    http://studymaths.co.uk/games/trialandimprovementgolf.html

    It hopefully makes the topic a little more fun!

    Comment by Jonathan — February 21, 2011 @ 9:30 pm | Reply


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