Well, don’t you just hate it when things don’t go to plan! Sunday morning is always dedicated to writing Wilson Waffling sat in Starbucks drinking a Venti soya wet latte and maybe nibbling on some sort of fattening cake – well typing is tiring and must class as some sort of exercise ! Well drink and swirl ordered I sat down and booted up my MacBook and shock horror ! This came up up on the screen!
Thirty nine minutes to wait. I should have really realised this yesterday but I didn’t so rather than sat doing nothing reading a book, I whipped out my iPad, downloaded the WordPress app and managed to sign into my blog! So this week’s waffle is brought to you, not only from Starbucks, but also from an iPad and the challenge is to write it before the MacBook Pro completes it’s update! Challenge on!!
This week’s waffle is all about all about mathematical SODAs. I’ve waffled about the ideas behind SODAs and thinking skills before, but thought I would concentrate on approaching it from a mathematical point of view. Essentially activities for SODAs should be very open ended and although they should be able to be completed within a certain period of time, they should be able to easily be extended if needed. With these two points in mind, here are a some suggestions which you could use effectively either as SODAs or mental and oral starters.
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Getting the children engaged in activities outside the actual mathematics lesson will enable them to begin to understand how mathematics is integral not only to other curriculum areas but in ‘real life’ as well. If you have any other activities or ideas then please feel free to share them by adding them in the comments below or send me them to be via twitter(@iwilsonysj), Facebook, google+ or email.
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