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MCQ's in Mathematics113:27, 9 October 2011
Hands on mathematics508:02, 4 October 2011

MCQ's in Mathematics

Hi Alison, You have inspired me to work. I have created a page to aggregate MCQ's in Mathematics. Please visit MCQ's Mathematics. Could you please guide me to use subpages and linking etc. Thanks in advance. Regards. --Rashkath 14:49, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Rashkath (talk)03:49, 6 October 2011

Hi Rashmi,

Good idea to begin a page to collect examples of mc questions. I revised the page a bit, to add an introduction to the page, and to simplify the heading structure. When a page has a meaningful page name, I'm more inclined to begin the page with text, rather than a heading which says nearly the same thing as the page name. Hope it's OK that I went ahead with editing the page. Take a look and see what you think. As this is a wiki, we should feel free to edit works, as we see the need, which are in the main space of the wiki (user pages/subpages are viewed as belonging specifically to the user, so we refrain from editing these, except for comments and certifications and the like).

Also, note that I created a category for probability, so I put that page in the new category, which is a subcategory of mathematics.

The link on the page seems correct. Are there other links that you have a question about? How do you want to use subpages?

Regards, Alison

ASnieckus (talk)13:27, 9 October 2011

Hands on mathematics

Hi Rashmi,

I hope it's alright, but I am moving your post from the header part of this page to an active discussion thread. This way the wiki software will keep track of responses, and when we want we can end this thread and start a new one (click on "Start a new discussion"), which will then display at the top of the list. It keeps things organized. Below is your original:

  • Hi Alison,

I am interested in creating a resource on Hands on Mathematics activities using different strategies like paper folding, geoboards, unit cubes etc. You must have visited my blog [Planet Infinity]. On my blog, I have posted many such activities, but I want to create an organised open resource for students.Rashmi Kathuria--Rashkath 04:44, 29 September 2011 (UTC)}}

Here is my reply:

Great idea. And great blog. You have many good ideas; these will make wonderful contributions to WE and it'll be good to get them organized so people can find them. I have created a category for statistics activities which includes hands on activities in statistics (similar to what you are talking about, I think). What I've done is make a page for each activity. I've tried to title it with the math concept it most clearly utilizes and then something about the activity. For example: Point estimation - German tank problem.

I have a lot more suggestions for organization. For example, check out how the Portal:Mathematics page links to a main Statistics page which leads to an Intro stats page which has a listing of topics and activities which I and others have created. And note that topics and activities could be linked to from more than one main maths area (that's the beauty of a wiki).

I started very simply (back a few years ago now), with just one activity. Maybe that's the first step. Create a page for just one activity, put everything about how to do the activity on the page, and then we'll work together to get it linked up with some sensible organization. What do you think?


ASnieckus (talk)11:52, 30 September 2011

Hi Alison, I visited the page Statistics_activities and understood the organisation idea. Pretty good! What I have with me is samples of some paper folding activities for teaching geometry and some activities on verifying algebraic identities. Please let know how to proceed further. Regards Rashmi--Rashkath 08:05, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Rashkath (talk)21:05, 30 September 2011

Hi Rashmi,

I've seen your page on Grade 9 hands on mathematics. Using the cube blocks to help students understand the concept is a useful activity. I will add a post to that page's talk page as to my thoughts on how to title such a page and some thoughts on what to include.


ASnieckus (talk)14:20, 1 October 2011

Hi Alison, I liked your idea. I will recreate the main page and put the titles like algebra, geometry etc. I have created separate pages for cubic identities. It is in a developing stage. Transferring content from pdf to a wiki page will take time, as I need to upload individual pictures stepwise. Yes, i will do that also. Please share if there is some short cut for this.--Rashkath 04:41, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Rashkath (talk)04:36, 2 October 2011

Hi Rashmi,

Glad you are making headway with the project. I don't know of a way to batch upload the images. It is time-consuming. Often when I need/want an image I do a search on first to see if there is something I could use directly (we can use these images as if they are loaded to WE...makes it really easy). But I doubt images which would suit your needs would be already available.

Best, Alison

ASnieckus (talk)14:50, 3 October 2011

Hi Alsion, Thanks for your reply. I have started making separate pages for activities.Could you please help me in deciding the template of page? Looking forward to your reply. Regards Rashmi

Rashkath (talk)08:00, 4 October 2011