Issue #87 - MathsLinks Newsletter - resources for maths teachers
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Gavin Sinclair has shared lesson notes and a YouTube playlist for the Year 12 Mathematics Extension 1 topic Differential Equations.

An American resource that was designed to demonstrate how loan terms can hurt you if you don’t pay attention. You play the role of a loan shark and have to make the most money possible by choosing different loan options. Lots of compound interest calculations!

A 20 minute investment game where students choose different options for investing money. Can be played as a class or as an individual. 

A simulation game where you are an Uber driver managing a variety of expenses. Good for budgeting conversations and for students who may want to enter the gig economy. is an ongoing reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our world.

This video uses 6 congruent pyramids to prove the formula for volume of a pyramid. Was used in class with a metre cube and followed by a demonstration of the water proof.

Let's say there are more pigeons than pigeon holes. Then, if all the pigeons are in the holes, at least one of the holes must house at least two of the pigeons. Completely obvious. However, this unassuming pigeon hole principle strikes all over mathematics and yields some really surprising, deep and beautiful results. In this video the Mathologer presents his favourite seven applications of the pigeon hole principle.

When we split up a whole number to share it, we write it as a fraction. Fractions are like bits of whole numbers. In this video, you’ll learn all about fractions and play some games with some pizza and brownies!

Lucy and Will are on an epic adventure to find the scroll of Pythagoras and uncover its secrets! The legend says that the Pythagoras’ Theorem will be revealed to the person standing closest to the scroll…

Dr. Tom and Will need to get to the bottom of a puzzling case of averages to see who is being honest and who is telling lies!

About Archimedes and parabolas by Johnny Ball. [Numberphile]

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