This has been a good week for finding resources on the internet
for teaching maths. On Monday the Google Doodle celebrating
the birthday of John Venn featured an interactive animation which
I thought would be very useful to introduce students to
Venn Diagrams and specifically to
illustrate the intersection of two sets.
You can see that here.
— WeAreTeachers (@WeAreTeachers) August 6, 2014
Today on the @WeAreTeachers twitter feed I came across
the visually arresting Animated numbers on Datapointed.net
which one could use to help students visualize
prime and composite numbers.
These patterns are quite mesmerizing and demonstrate
the beauty of maths. I would use it to help students learn
about factors and to understand the difference between
prime and composite number.
I might also use it occasionally as a ‘drill’ where the student
would call out ‘prime’ or ‘composite’ so as to become familiar
with these words themselves.
I would also be interested in their hypnotic or soporific effects 😉