# Exploring mathematical problems beyond the tip of the Iceberg

Presenter:Matt Skoss, Maths Teacher, Centralian Senior College, Northern Territory

Wednesday 6 November, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:30pm EST

### Exploring mathematical problems beyond the tip of the Iceberg

This is a highlighted event that will showcase great ways in which Matt uses online resources in the Mathematics. A constant challenge for a teacher is to cater for the diversity of students in their classes. I am always looking to incorporate rich Maths tasks that are easy for students to make a start on the problem, but once students are engaged in the problem, they are exposed to the deeper, richer Mathematics lurking beneath the surface, hence the use of the 'iceberg' metaphor.

A regular source of these problems is via my school's subscription to Maths 300. We will explore 1-2 of these problems during this webinar. The session will begin with a brief overview of Maths 300 and its features to support the professional growth of teachers.

Webinar Activities

- Task 1: 4 and 20 Blackbirds
- Task 2: Arithmagons

### 'Tip of the Iceberg' Maths Problems

A constant challenge for teachers is to cater for the diversity of students in their classes. Matt Skoss always looking to incorporate rich Maths tasks that are easy for students to make a start on the problem, but once students are engaged in the problem, they are exposed to the deeper, richer Mathematics lurking beneath the surface, hence the use of the 'iceberg' metaphor.

A regular source of these problems is via my school's subscription to Maths 300. Participants will explore 1-2 of these problems during this webinar. The session will begin with a overview of Maths 300 and its features to support the professional growth of teachers.

** Task 1: 4 and 20 Blackbirds**

- 4 & 20 Blackbirds worksheet
- 4 and 20 Blackbirds investigation worksheet

**Task 2: Arithmagons**

- Arithamagon worksheet

## Exploring mathematical problems beyond the tip of the Iceberg

Click on this link, Exploring mathematical problems beyond the tip of the Iceberg , for Matt's Powerpoint presentation viewed through Slideshare.

## 4 and 20 Blackbirds investigation worksheet

Matt Skoss webinar: 'Beyond the tip of the Iceberg' 4 and 20 Blackbirds investigation worksheet

## 4 and 20 Blackbirds Gameboard

4 and 20 Blackbirds Gameboard resource for Matt Skoss webinar, 'Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg Mathematics'

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## Arithmagon worksheet

Matt Skoss webinar: 'Beyond the tip of the Iceberg' Arithmagon worksheet

Arithmagon Sheets.pdf 311.89 kB