# Innovative Teaching Methods/Activity

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by strawbs, Jun 10, 2011.

1. ### strawbsOccasional commenter

bit like bearings snooker on mymaths?

2. ### Nastyoldmrpike

Always try to reframe questions so that instead of saying 'a rectangle is 5cm by 6cm, what is the area' ask for 'a rectangle with the area of 30cm2 - show me'.
'Keyword Bingo' the kicker is the winner has to explain what a word means to win the prize, or spell the word.
Odd one out - put on the board 'Square, Rectangle and Kite' ask the class for an odd one out and a reason, and then another odd one out and another reason.
Always, Sometimes, Never. - Given statements like 'Dividing a number always makes it smaller' and get them to say it's always true, it's sometimes true, it's never true.
Card sorts are always good - get loads of triangle questions and get them to categorise first into pythag and trig, then into trig sub categories, sin rule, cosine rule, standard trig, then classify again.
Anything that develops higher order thinking skills basically. - Justify, justify, justify!
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