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#### Dijkstra and A* Algorithm Spreadsheets. Example and step by step explanation

Couple of spreadsheets to aid teaching of Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm and A* algorithm. Example and step by step explanation included. Tried to make it as self explanatory as possible so can be given straight to the pupils whilst you explain it etc.

#### Math Literacy and the Common Core: Writing Your Way to Understanding Common Core Concepts 3rd and

Math Literacy and the Common Core is intended to help educators understand the link between literacy skills and learning math concepts. It addresses the misconception that math learning process is a journey resting on the shoulders of students and that it is up to students to determine whether or not math will be mastered. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. An abundance of research supports the assertion that teachers should be shouldering most of the math learning responsibility. Thus, we must recognize…it is teachers who are responsible for student learning as well as for student success in mastering the standards. This book is intended to be a roadmap for teachers to that end. It is a starting point for teachers to collaborate within their own geographic areas and determine authentic standards-based, hands-on lessons that will engage each set of students and move them toward math mastery. This collaboration, coupled with in-depth lesson study, is a key component for student learning. Teachers collaborating and disaggregating lessons are keys to unlocking the doors to student mastery. Unfortunately, not enough emphasis is usually put on these keys. If our math programs are ever to be truly world class – this has to change. The bottom line: the majority of students are not going to understand math until we, as teachers, learn to teach math differently. Let Math Literacy and the Common Core be your starting point to those ends. Intended to be a workbook. Table of Contents Layout 7 For Starters: The Student in the Classroom 9 Activities 11 Instructions for Activities 13 A Word About Math Vocabulary 14 Activity: Notes-on Pages 15 Activity: Vocabulary with Sample Script 19 Instructions for Pre-Writing Activity: Organization/Outline Game 21 Instructions for Pre-Writing Activity: Sentence Sorting 23 Instructions for Math Essay Writing 25 Instructions for Math Paragraph Template 28 Instructions for Activity: Four Step Solution Plan 30 Instructions for Pre-Writing Activity: Problem Structure Decoded 36 Instructions for Pre-Writing Activity: Math Concept Map 39 Instructions for Math in the Arts: Skit Template 41 Templates 47 Building Your Own Lessons 59 Common Core Third Grade with Template Support 65 Common Core Fourth Grade with Template Support 151 Must Knows for Mastering Math 251 Bibliography 284 Creative Clips of Fish and Borders by http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden

#### Decision Maths

Presentations that cover the majority of A level decision maths units

#### Decision 1 - All lessons and resources for all chapters

PowerPoints written so that a teacher can learn from the PowerPoints and teach from them. Students can use the PowerPoints to learn independently too. Many colleagues have used my lessons on Decision 1 without a strong understanding of Decision themselves. Includes all chapters: Algorithms, Networks, Route Inspection, Critical paths, Linear Programming and Matchings Includes all worksheets, answers and assessments

#### Decision Maths Enrichment

3 enrichment task that can be used without any prior knowledge. It was used to show year 10's how maths is used through different decision activities

#### Mathematics Decision 1 Lessons

This is a set of lessons for Decision Mathematics. The resources include Powerpoints and worksheets. Powerpoint include: Learning objectives Examples animated at each step to support explanations and independent learning Important information written in red boxes to scaffold learning. Worksheets include examples on a word document for students to write on. Topics: Spanning Trees Linear Programming Dijkstra’s Algorithm Chinese Postman Problem Travelling Salesman Problem Matching Sorting Algorithms Graph Theory I hope you enjoy these lessons, where they can be used in the following ways: To deliver a course with reduced planning but not reducing quality of the lesson, as this course can be time consuming writing and preparing examples, where this resource can help. As a basis for an observation lesson to save time preparing resources. To give to students for out of lesson learning. To support teachers who are new to this topic, again to reduce planning time.

#### Mathematics Decision 1 Lessons

This is a set of lessons for Decision Mathematics. The resources include Powerpoints and worksheets. Powerpoint include: Learning objectives Examples animated at each step to support explanations and independent learning Important information written in red boxes to scaffold learning. Worksheets include examples on a word document for students to write on. Topics: Spanning Trees Linear Programming Dijkstra’s Algorithm Chinese Postman Problem Travelling Salesman Problem Matching Sorting Algorithms Graph Theory I hope you enjoy these lessons, where they can be used in the following ways: To deliver a course with reduced planning but not reducing quality of the lesson, as this course can be time consuming writing and preparing examples, where this resource can help. As a basis for an observation lesson to save time preparing resources. To give to students for out of lesson learning. To support teachers who are new to this topic, again to reduce planning time.

#### Mathematics Decision 1 Lessons

This is a set of lessons for the Decision Mathematics module for A level. The resources include Powerpoints and worksheets. Powerpoint include: Learning objectives Examples animated at each step to support explanations and independent learning Important information written in red boxes to scaffold learning. Worksheets include examples on a word document for students to write on. Topics: Spanning Trees Linear Programming Dijkstra’s Algorithm Chinese Postman Problem Travelling Salesman Problem Matching Sorting Algorithms Graph Theory I hope you enjoy these lessons, where they can be used in the following ways: To deliver a course with reduced planning but not reducing quality of the lesson, as this course can be time consuming writing and preparing examples, where this resource can help. As a basis for an observation lesson to save time preparing resources. To give to students for out of lesson learning. To support teachers who are new to this topic, again to reduce planning time.

#### Shortest path Algorithm - Dijkstras

Powerpoints that show learners how to complete Dijkstras minimum path algorithm

#### A level applied maths: Decision revison

A great resource for A level students on Decision maths. Specifically for AQA but can be used for all other exam boards as well. Provides quick, easy to understand information for the topics. Has many uses including as flashcards, posters, powerpoint presentation for revision and introduction of decision topics. A great and very helpful resource