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This one of the articles in the seventh edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The theme of the seventh edition is patterning and algebra and in this article Alain shows how experiments can be used to make connections between formulas and real life situations.

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.

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.

Gregory gives a challenge problem with an elliptic pie.

Gregory poses a challenge problem involving the Olympic Rings.

In this note Gregory creates a problem inspired by the Luther Invitational Tournament (LIT), a longstanding basketball tournament at Luther College High School in Regina.

In this grades 7 to 9 activity students make measurements of their school and then construct a scale drawing.

Some ideas to begin a problem-solving centred mathematics program.

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.

Another challenge problem from Gregory, this time concerning the map of Saskatchewan.

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.

An approach to teaching permutations and combinations that leads to the Binomial Theorem.

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.

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