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Math on the Farm
This article discusses some of the many ways in which math is used in agriculture. It considers specific agriculture processes, as well as a variety of math concepts.
Mathematical Induction (HTML or PDF)
In this note Penny look at some induction problems including some that illustrate the need for a suitable induction hypothesis and show how things can go wrong if it is not strong enough.
Networks as a Problem Solving Technique
This note describes a situation which is familiar to students and constructs a mathematical model. A feature of this activity is that the problem described does not have a unique solution. Finding different solutions requires that the students have a good understanding of the problem, and different methods of solution provide an ideal opportunity for classroom discussion.
On MY Mind (HTML or PDF)
In this note we consider a problem involving the ratio of two unknowns and contrast an algebraic solution with a graphic approach.
Pi Day Pie with Two..Foci
Gregory gives a challenge problem with an elliptic pie.
Puzzle Brings... Olympic Rings
Gregory poses a challenge problem involving the Olympic Rings.
Size small school
In this grades 7 to 9 activity students make measurements of their school and then construct a scale drawing.
Some Problem-Solving Ideas (HTML or PDF)
Some ideas to begin a problem-solving centred mathematics program.
Summer Short Courses
This note is in the twelth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. It announces some short courses to be offered in Saskatoon in the Summer of 2000.
The Map of the Land & Symbolic Extent
Another challenge problem from Gregory, this time concerning the map of Saskatchewan.
Thoughts on Matrices for A30 & B30 (HTML or PDF)
In this note Penny discuss the use of row operations on matrices to solve systems of linear equations and show how this idea is used to find the inverse of a square matrix.
Thoughts on Teaching Permutations, Combinations and the Binomial Theorem (HTML or PDF)
An approach to teaching permutations and combinations that leads to the Binomial Theorem.
What are real world applications of trigonometry?
Students often ask where they will ever use trigonometry or why they need to study it. This note contains a use of trigonomerty in two areas where its use might be unexpected. One situation involves an artisan who needs the dimensions for a metal sculpture he is constructing and the second a homeowner who is disputing her property assessment.
La Résolution des Problèmes et les Réseaux
Dans l'exemple ci-dessous, nous partons d'une situation familière è l'élève pour arriver au modèle mathématique. Un des avantages de cette activité est qu'il n'y a pas de solution unique. Trouver diverses



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