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Cross-Curricular Election Maths: Voting Systems

Cross-Curricular Election Maths: Voting Systems

Ideal for use in election years, particularly when things happen like Trump becoming president, despite not winning the popular vote. This is a differentiated lesson looking at the use of different voting systems, their advantages and disadvantages. In this lesson, students will: - Look at the mechanics of different voting systems including: First past the post, alternative voting, BORDA count, weighted BORDA count and a two-round system. - Try out the voting systems to see who would win in a hypothetical situation - Think about how they would vote tactically in each voting system to block someone from getting in - Consider the advantages/disadvantages of each. - Reflect on their learning To really 'show' that there is no perfect system, the votes have been designed so that using each voting system produces a different winner!
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Math Literacy and the Common Core:  Writing Your Way to Understanding  Common Core Concepts  3rd and

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
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Outline and Overview of Resources Available

Outline and Overview of Resources Available

What resources have we uploaded and what are they all about? We've uploaded blurbs to give you an idea of what some of our workshops are all about. We come in and run these workshops for free in schools, colleges and universities (or you can download them for free and run them yourself)! ***Who are we and what do we do?!*** We're the engaging & inspiring Education Officers @TheORSociety! We provide free maths resources, using real life examples and case studies to highlight the importance of maths in the real world. Our materials are free, fun and engaging. We also run interactive workshops based on problem solving, provide free school visits and attend career fairs. Why? To promote O.R. as a Maths Careers. Simply visit our website or get in touch! Oh wait ... what is O.R.?! In a nutshell, operational research (O.R.) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions.
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Decision 1 - All lessons and resources for all chapters

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
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Decision Maths Enrichment

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
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Mathematics Decision 1 Lessons

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.
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Mathematics Decision 1 Lessons

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.
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