While perusing UK’s National Stem Centre website recently, I came across something called SMILE. Here’s what the website has to say about them:
SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) was initially developed as a series of practical activities for secondary school students by practising teachers in the 1970’s. These mathematics books are intended to be not only a source of ideas but to be a flexible resource that can be adapted to different circumstances and ability groups.
Not that it takes much to ignite my mathematical excitement, but the 1970’s got my blood moving. I was sold.
Here’s a sample:
It sort of shocks me when I use these kinds of resources and kids ask, “why is color spelled wrong?” I wonder what they’d say if they knew the rest of the world says “maths” instead of “math.”
Anyway, I could spend about a day looking through the National Stem Centre. If you’re going to check it out, make sure you have Evernote ready!
This looks like an awesome resource! Putting this on my list of things to look into this summer.