Terry Jacka

266 Flips | 7 Magazines | 1 Like | 2 Following | 8 Followers | @TerryJacka | Head of Mathematics St Hilda's School, Gold Coast , Australia

Visual Patterns

KS2 Calculate Percentages with The Worst Witch

Let the Worst Witch's Mildred Hubble get your class up and moving with this song and movement routine about calculating percentages.<p>Download the lyric sheet so children can sing along with Mildred.<p>This Bitesize Primary guide that explains percentages with an animation and activity can be used as a …

Hubble

Growing, Growing, Growing - Blaine 207 - Mills

Greek lemon and chicken slow-cooker soup

Step 1<p>Place the chicken, stock, 3 1/2 cups water, bay leaves, garlic and rice in a slow cooker. Cover with lid. Cook on LOW for 6 hours (or HIGH for …

Chicken miso soup with ginger

Step 1<p>Cook the noodles in a saucepan of boiling water following packet directions. Drain. Divide among 4 serving bowls.<p>Step 2<p>Meanwhile, bring stock …

Gifted and talented students

Introduction<p>Gifted and talented students are entitled to rigorous, relevant and engaging learning opportunities drawn from the Australian Curriculum …

Students’ experiences of ability grouping —disaffection, polarisation and the construction of failure

Abraham, J. (1989) Testing Hargreaves’ and Lacey’s differentiation-polarisation theory in a setted comprehensive. <i>British Journal of Educational</i> …

Desmos Projects

Desmos Projects Put your DESMOS art on the following slides, put your name and the title of your picture on the top of the slide Insert a picture of …

Units 3 and 4

​​​​​​​<p>Assessment tasks<p>Each of the following assessment tasks is linked to the sample course. They illustrate some of the ways in which aspects of …

Apple crumble

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 180C. Combine the flour, sugar, butter and oats in a bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture …

30 easy slow-cooker dinners to see you through April

Make dinnertime stress-free with this slow-cooker vegetable dhal – just set and forget.<p>For a hearty family meal, try this zesty lemon chicken. Made …

Slow Cookers

Teaching Adding Decimals: What If You Give the Answer First?

When teaching students to add decimals, I wind up reminding students to “line up the decimal points.” This makes sense to some students while others …

One-pan chicken and eggplant bake

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Grease a large roasting pan.<p>Step 2<p>Cut each eggplant in half lengthways, keeping the stem intact. Place 1 …

Oven-roasted garlic and lime prawns

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan-forced. Line a large metal roasting pan with baking paper.<p>Step 2<p>Rinse the prawns under cold running water. Drain …

The negative effects of ability grouping

Do you use ability grouping in your classroom? New research suggests this approach may be hindering those in the lower attainment groups because …

Encouraging Student Voice with Project Based Learning

Student Voice is something many people talk about in education right now, but it can be hard to find out how to actually give students a voice in …

Healthy Slow Cooked Asian Chicken Recipe

Place chicken breast in the bottom of your slow cooker<p>Add the diced onion over the top<p>Mix soy sauce, honey, water, ginger, garlic and lime juice all …

Kahoots! Aligned to Algebra 1 TEKS {This collection was created in cooperation with Cathy Yenca}

Kahoots! Aligned to Algebra 1 TEKS {This collection was created in cooperation with Cathy Yenca} : Sheet1

Asian Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl or food processor.<p>If using a bowl: SLOWLY drizzle in the sesame and peanut oil, whisking constantly so that the …

Recipes

Bounce balls with your microphone!

A fun way to manage classroom noise or visualize music.<p>A free classroom noise level meter, monitor and management tool. Perfect if your school kids …

Tex-mex pasta salad

Step 1<p>Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions, until tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain.<p>Step …

Pentomino Puzzles

A few years ago I was introduced to a series of activities (through my then districts math consultant) that builds a driving need for students to …

Equations

EdTech Inspiration Calendar: 12 Tips for 2018

I don’t know about you but I like to have a plan. From to-do lists for day-to-day planning, to looking at the year as a whole, I’m getting ready for …

Education Technology

Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn

by Eduardo Briceño<i>This article was first published in the</i> <i>Mindset Works newsletter</i><i>.</i>We can deepen our own and our students’ understanding of mistakes, …

Pedagogy

[WMC17] Math is Power, Not Punishment

Rethinking Giftedness Film

We decided to work with Citizen Film to make this short film after many years of my being a professor at Stanford and hearing from students about the …

Apple Education on Twitter: "Student Projects are live in 🇺🇸🇭🇰. Use the All About Me template to create custom portraits in class! https://t.co/Jt3VDRcVyD #ShowandTell… https://t.co/QyWnxvtVQt"

Replying to @<b>AppleEDU</b><p>I this. The 1st project I ran with Y7 when I started teaching was called “All About Me”. How much digital literacy has on in that<p>…

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

“From this perspective, forgetting is not necessarily a failure of memory,” explain Richards and Frankland in the study. “Rather, it may represent an …

Learning

How Open-Ended Math Problems Keep on Giving

Imagine an open-ended math task that gets students asking questions as well as answering them. Jerry Burkhart shows how a problem like this can help …

Teaching