## Book 2 resources

*Creative Activities in Mathematics Book 2 *provides nine different class activities suitable for students in upper primary school (Years 4 to 7), along with teaching notes and staged lesson plans.

### About the authors

**Derek Holton** is a mathematician and an Honorary Professor at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

**Duncan Symons **is a Lecturer of Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Melbourne.

### Student materials

Download a full set of activity sheets that provide a framework for student responses. These can be printed or copied for use in class.

### Additional online resources

**Part 1: Number and Algebra**

**Chapter 1: Hours in a day**

- Leap day timeline - http://www.timeanddate.com/date/leap-day-timeline.html
- Leaplings - http://patch.com/minnesota/edina/what-s-a-leapling-fun-leap-year-facts
- Leap years - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/time/leapyear/
- Days of the planets - http://www.universetoday.com/37481/days-of-the-planets/
- How long is a day on Jupiter? - http://www.universetoday.com/15084/how-long-is-a-day-on-jupiter/
- The Hebrew calendar - http://www.judaica-guide.com/the_hebrew_calendar/
- Why are there 24 hours in a day? - http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/11/15/3364432.htm
- Decimal time - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_time
- Internet time - http://www.timeanddate.com/time/internettime.html

**Chapter 2: Magimaths**

- Mind-reading card trick - http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_card_trick1.htm
- Two wrongs do make a right - http://www.cs4fn.org/mathemagic/twowrongs.php
- Mathemagic - http://www.cs4fn.org/mathemagic/mathemagic.html
- Guess your number - http://izismile.com/2011/02/01/it-will-guess-your-number.html
- Magic shuffles - http://www.cs4fn.org/mathemagic/magicshuffles/
- Wizardy - http://www.milaadesign.com/wizardy.html
- All change - http://www.cs4fn.org/mathemagic/coins.php
- Mind reader - http://www.sandlotscience.com/Games/Mind_Reader.htm
- I can read your mind (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVrmQipRvpY&NR=1&feature=endscreen

**Chapter 3: Mr Mac’s iPhone**

- Apple's guide to battery life - http://www.apple.com/au/batteries/
- Egyptian fraction calculator - http://www.had2know.com/academics/egyptian-fraction-calculator.html

**Part 2: Measurement and Geometry**

**Chapter 4: Hubcaps**

- Rotational symmetry (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlWXuT4R3oI
- Indigenous Instyle - http://www.indigenousinstyle.com.au/
- Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery (DNAAG) - http://dnaag.com.au/
- Rose windows - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_window
- Rotational symmetry - http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/symmetry-rotational.html

**Chapter 5: Goats and wheels**

- Locus of points on rolling objects - http://www.math-mate.com/chapter44_3.shtml
- Cycloids - http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Cycloid.html
- Cycloids (video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohP0clzK5rc
- The cycloid family of curves - http://curvebank.calstatela.edu/cycloidmaple/cycloid.htm

**Part 3: Statistics and Probability**

**Chapter 7: Sports shots **

- Goal kicking - http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-04-29/goalkicking-are-clubs-taking-it-seriously-enough
- Standard normal distribution - http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/standard-normal-distribution.html

**Chapter 8: Roman gamblers**

- How many dice? - http://nrich.maths.org/692

**Chapter 9: The school fete**

- Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sqnptxlCcw
- The Likert scale - http://www.surveygizmo.com/survey-blog/likert-scale-what-is-it-how-to-analyze-it-and-when-to-use-it/

**Additional sites**

- Maths 300 - https://maths300.com
- NRICH - http://nrich.maths.org/
- NZ Maths - http://nzmaths.co.nz/
- AMSI TIMES (The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools) Modules - http://schools.amsi.org.au/times-modules/