Monthly Archives: May 2012

Can I perfect the flip?

The notion of the “flipped classroom” has been around for a year or two now.  Whilst being hailed as revolutionary in some circles, the Khan Academy, who popularized the idea, has been criticized in others. I tend to fall in … Continue reading

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The IB DP Mathematics Exams of the (very near) Future

Currently, IB Mathematics students can use a graphing calculator in some, or all, of their external examination, depending on the course.  Similarly, AP Calculus allows students to use a graphing calculator for only part of the examination.  All examinations are … Continue reading

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The Handheld Calculator – what’s the point?

Lately in our school we have been working towards getting students more familiar and confident with their graphing calculators.  This effort has climaxed with the introduction of the TI-Nspire in grade 9 this year. Fortunately the grade 9 teacher is … Continue reading

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Should we have exams?

This week, with IB exams kicking off, together with questions regarding graphing calculators in our school, have started me thinking about how the IB exam should be administered. There are three questions that are in the forefront of my mind:  … Continue reading

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