This is the 2nd of my two-part blog on huge numbers. In my previous blog I spoke about the number of stars in the universe.We shall revisit that topic below but look at it in a different way. Here I’ll address the question, “How many possible games of chess are there?”The answer will not onlyContinue reading “Mathematics (Huge Numbers: 2)”
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Mathematics (Huge Numbers: 1)
I was 10 or 11 years old when our teacher, Mr Brown, told us, “There are more stars in the sky than all the grains of sand on all the world’s beaches.” We gasped. Huh? Pardon? Could you say that again? Donald Duck comics were our go. We loved them. Could understand them. Fun. Easy.Continue reading “Mathematics (Huge Numbers: 1)”
How Quizzes made me a Better Teacher by Enlivening and Enriching my Lessons!
*Quizzes may be used with any age group and for any subject* It all began with my introductory talk on our unit ‘Dinosaurs’.I told my class to pay attention because I’d be asking questions at the end.At the front of the classroom was a wide blackboard, with chalks of different colours and a duster onContinue reading “How Quizzes made me a Better Teacher by Enlivening and Enriching my Lessons!”