







A collection of problems created by 28 students in a Mathematics Education class at the University of Regina

AUTHOR(S): Vi Maeers, Shirley Bourhis, Kevin Butz, Gisele Carlson, Niki Clifford, K...




In this article Judi and Harley illustrate the seven frieze patterns using art of the indigenous peoples of North America. They then develope some of the mathematics of frieze patterns at a level that is accessible to many students. The teacher notes contain activities with frieze patterns for students at all levels.

AUTHOR(S): Judi McDonald and Harley Weston




This article is part of the Mathematics Notes series at Washington State University. In the article, Judi and Harley start by determining the functions that map the plane back onto itself, while at the same time, mapping a specified line back onto itself and preserving the size and shape of any objects represented in the plane. These are the functions that preserve frieze patterns. The authors then look at the algebraic structure of this collection of functions under the operation of composition, show that there are only seven frieze groups, and illustrate how they are generated. Each frieze group is represented algebraically and geometrically. The article concludes with a tour of the Washington State University campus, looking at the ways in which frieze groups are exhibited and used in our immediate surroundings.

AUTHOR(S): Judith J. McDonald and J. Harley Weston




This is a collection of Aboriginal games that teachers can use to integrate culture into Mathematics lessons. The mathematical content includes patterns and relations, probability, data management, numbers and operations, problem solving, critical thinking, and geometry. Students will have fun with the games while they apply their mathematical knowledge.

AUTHOR(S): Compiled by Karen Arnason, Mhairi(Vi) Maeers, Judith McDonald and Harley...




Larry designed this kit as a project in a mathematics methods class. In it he describes ten activities that result in the construction of a garden shed. The project is geared to students in grades 8 and 9. In constructing the shed students are required to perform geometric measurements, calculate/estimate materials and costs, understand scale in the reading of blueprints and perform many problem solving activities.

AUTHOR(S): Larry Penner




A collection of activities which deal with geometry concepts. Debbie has gathered these activities from various sources and used them in her middle years classroom.

AUTHOR(S): Debbie Penner




A collection of activities which deal with graphing concepts. Debbie has gathered these activities from various sources and uses them in her middle years classroom.

AUTHOR(S): Debbie Penner




This development of the greatest common factor and least common multiple is taken from Math 101 Online an online course at the University of Regina. This resource contains a description of the gcd and lcm as well as the Euclidean Algotithm.

AUTHOR(S): Penny Nom




This is the lead article in the eighth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The topic of the eighth edition of the newsletter is "Real World Problem Solving" and in this note Rick writes about discussions with three women and their "math anxiety".

AUTHOR(S): Rick Seaman




Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics is a publication of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers Society. This issue, August 1996, is centered on assessment.

AUTHOR(S): Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers Society




This one of the articles in the twelth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. In this article Rick and Nick, faculty members at the University of Regina, present a coach's preparation for a football game as an exercise in data management.

AUTHOR(S): Rick Seaman and Nick Forsberg




These interesting activity sheets were created to introduce polynomial operations to grade 8 students in Quebec. To do this Don "invented" a product called "IntelliGum" which comes in several different size containers. Students use polynomial operations to make, process and consolidate orders. These activities are particularly useful for addition and subtraction of polynomials and multiplication by constants.

AUTHOR(S): Don Craig




This is the lead article in the sixth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The topic of the sixth edition of the newsletter is geometry and in this article Vi discusses geometry and problem solving.

AUTHOR(S): Mhairi (Vi) Maeers




A collection of lessons which cover the topic of plane Geometry. Lessons introduce the Cartesian Grid, plotting points, graphing lines, Slope, Y intercepts and more. Lessons include objectives, assignments, CELs and instructional guidelines. Quesions for an open book quiz are also included.

AUTHOR(S): Murray Bruce




A mathematical role play using Lake and Island Boards where studentsplan to move from Jabberwocky to their new planet "New Jabberwocky". Activitiesincluded discussions and analysis about climate, population, distance, area and perimeter.

AUTHOR(S): Lisa Workman
