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September 2015

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Around 80 teachers (primary and secondary) from the Canberra Goulburn Diocese
of the Catholic Education Office getting hooked on the Pattern & Algebra B menu.

Picture Puzzles ... one screen, two learners, concrete materials and a challenge.

Two new cameos this month.
The Task Cameo Content Finder has been updated to include these tasks.

• Square Pairs was added the collection following the recommendation of two professional mathematicians who proved the theorem behind it. They saw that it has several elements appropriate for school students and in particular the opportunity to construct proofs. Easy to state and easy to start the challenge is, given a list of numbers from 1 to an even number, to pair the numbers so that the sum of each pair is a square number. The task involves finding lists which do and don't work.
• Kids On Grids is both an opportunity to introduce or refine concepts related to location on a plane and to explore graphical algebra, especially straight lines, in a visual and kinaesthetic way. Calculation, number patterns and generalisations develop naturally from the hands-on activity.

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Doug.

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