Sunday, June 06, 2010

Penrose the Maths loving cat

Another readaloud! This one we are reading just before individual maths time. Master 13 is really working well with mathsonline and a little bit of help from his sisters.He is working at the Yr9/10 level.
Master 9 is using MEP and really enjoying a different way of working with the same problems. Although he has completed Addison Wesley book 5 I am using the rest of the year as consolidation of concepts and fun stuff like Penrose!

We read about real numbers and then "from Auckland" we learned about Pythagoras(and his school of the Pythagoreans)who believed in the literal reality of numbers. They were so shocked when one of their number discovered irrational numbers that they kicked him out of their school.

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