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Maths Animations

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by Mathimation, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Mathimation

    Mathimation New commenter

    Hi everyone :)

    I wanted to share with you my Maths Animations that I create to help students with their studies:

    Pythagoras:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igoRZuIbJJ8

    Fractions:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNDNOUXAjYw

    I'm hoping to make lots more when I find the time!
    Please feel free to share them with your students, and you can also subscribe to my YouTube channel:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/FairyMathsTutor

    Or ask me a question on Facebook!

    https://www.facebook.com/FairyMathsTutor

    I currently tutor maths, and am training to become a maths teacher. So far, the kids seem to love these! And watch them over and over again. I also take requests if anyone wants a particular video [​IMG]

     
  2. mmmmmaths

    mmmmmaths New commenter

    Could I suggest a correction to the Pythagoras animation. Capital letters should be used for vertices with lower case letters being used for the lengths of the sides.
     
  3. Mathimation

    Mathimation New commenter

    Point taken! :)
    Will remember that in the future. Didn't cross my mind until you mentioned it, but yes good point :) Thanks!
     
  4. For the most part I like the one on Pythagoras' theorem. I'd add a clear statement of the theorem at the beginning though.

    I don't think it's good enough to show a triangle and write next to it a^2 + b^2 = c^2.
     
  5. Mathimation

    Mathimation New commenter

    I didn't think it was wise to get too bogged down in the theorem at this stage. The animations are meant more for quick, easy, punchy information on topics kids struggle with.
    Which is why I used the colours to represent which side each letter applies to. It's clear and easy to remember, and understand.
    If I were to write out an entire lesson on Pythagoras using animation, then yes you could include the theorem in more detail.

     

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