Congratulations to all who participated in the 2019 Global Maths Lesson

We had an amazing day. Over 10,000 learners registered from all around the world. Click here to enjoy the gallery of your pictures and see what other learners around the world did.

We have extended the deadline for submission to Nov 15th, as participants are still submitting evidence and we don’t want to leave anyone out.

Global Maths Lesson 2019 – Fantastic Fractals

 The lesson was wonderful and the students liked it. I as a teacher did not hear about fractals so I was prepared to support the lesson. I presented the videos to the students on the platform and they quickly understood what it is about, then they realized stage 4 with the triangles received the day before. One girl finished the first and coordinated the creation of the poster to which they all contributed. At the end of the lesson a boy wanted to create fractals and said he was trying to make them 3D.I will attach the pictures from the activities.

Thank you!

Valeria Iordache (Romania)

The lesson went great! We had a lot of fun with it, and everyone enjoyed learning about fractals and building A stage 8 Sierpinski Triangle! I found it interesting, and only one of my students had ever heard of it before. My students also were intrigued that it wasn’t just our small town in California, USA participating, but students all over the world. My students that participated were in grades 10,11, and 12, in classes of Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, and AP Calculus. Each class was able to find a way that it applied to what we were currently learning, as well as learn to work together! Fantastic! Thank you for the opportunity to participate. Looking forward to next year 🙂

Thank you,
Jennifer Halstead
Hamilton High School
Anza, California, USA

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Jack says the lesson was great fun! He’s going to print out a whole bunch more triangles to colour in and see how big a fractal triangle he can make!

Thanks for letting us participate in the lesson – we look forward to doing it again next year!

Lara Maclear

We have had a great day with all pupils from nursery to Year 8 completing the lesson. We are currently trying to make 162 more triangles to make the next step. The pupils have loved doing this lesson and all saw patterns of 3 and 9 in the triangle and could work out how many we needed for the next step by using their times table facts. Many of them are researching other fractals and are very interesting in learning more.
Please let us know when this is happening next year as we would love to join in. 

Andrea Wilson
Llandovery College

It was wonderful day for our students!

Regards,
Snežana, Biljana, Maja
Primary School Vožd Karađorđe, Aleksinac, Serbia

Thank you for your lesson!
The lesson was done in a great atmosphere. The sudents were interested in work and were introduced to the concept of fractals. They successfully made their poster.

Marija Prutkin

Students from Corner House, Aquarius and Wisteria wards took part. We all worked together and absolutely loved it, managing to make 3 big triangles, or one huge triangle! Can’t wait for next year!

Kind regards 

Sandra at CAMHS wards of Springfield Hospital

The lessons were great and the children thought the whole idea was fantastic. Every child who was at school yesterday (from Reception to Y6) got an opportunity to watch the video, learn about fractals, create their own to then fit in to a large (stage 7) fractal.

Alleyn’s Junior School

We had a lot of fun participating in the Global Math Lesson and hope that together we were able to break the record.

We’ve had lots of different activities going on for Global Math Week, so we thought it would be great if we had our own largest math lesson as part of the world’s largest math lesson! So, we decided to do it during an assembly and try to make the biggest Sierpinski Triangle Egypt has ever seen!

We did some prep ahead of time, providing all class teachers with copies of the stage 3 Sierpinski Triangle (for classes in G2 to G5) or stage 2 Sierpinski Triangles (for PK to G1 classes). They coloured and cut out the triangles ahead of time and brought them to the assembly. At the assembly we showed the video and then each class assembled their triangles into a poster, before bringing it up to be glued to the giant backing paper we’d mounted to the wall in preparation. Our finished (G2 – G5) triangle is a stage 9 and measures almost 4m across! The PK – G1 classes made a separate triangle because theirs were to a different scale – we enlarged the stage 2 triangles so they’d be easier for little hands to colour. Their finished triangle wasn’t quite accurate, but they all had a blast making it!

We’re working on getting the triangles attached to a board and lacquered so we can mount them in our school, along with some photos to explain the concept and show the process. I’ll send you some photos of that once it’s all done! We also have a video that I’ll share later too.

I’ve attached some photos to show the lesson in progress. I’m sorry for the delay – it’s been a very busy week!

Thanks for putting together this awesome experience for our students!

Thanks,

Selena

This was worked on by one of my year 7 classes, we used the video resource and talked about various aspects of fractals. This linked in nicely with a session which some had been involved in where we made a Sierpinski tetrahedron. We decided to colour the ‘cut outs’ black top match the backing paper. The class enjoyed it (and want to do more!)
Hopefully next year we will be able to involve more of the school.

Sarah Welsh
Head of KS3 Maths, Lancing College Prep at Worthing

We had Year 4 and Year 6 students from Blouberg International School in Cape Town, South Africa, participate. The students had so much fun and we ended up making a bigger triangle than planned.

Kind regards
Amanda Hack

Today was a special day, as we, the students and teachers from Paradis International College, were part of your great international project, The World’s Largest Global Maths Lesson on FRACTALS! The kids had fun and learnt that Maths can be found in nature and is also fun.
We have used all your materials, but because we have decided that we are going to have a class with all the pupils at once, than I had to adapt the documents and transform them into a single Power Point presentation . The fact that we had a printable model for the Sierpinski triangle was a huge relief for us and it gave us the opportunity of constructing the 3D model of it .
In the end we are all glad that we had participated in this project and we are looking forward for the next GML.

Best regards,
Ioana Iacob

We really enjoyed the day, and our new posters are up pride of place in the corridor.

Adele Carr

Reddish Hall School

Today was a special day, as we, the students and teachers from Paradis International College, were part of your great international project, The World’s Largest Global Maths Lesson on FRACTALS! The kids had fun and learnt that Maths can be found in nature and is also fun.
We have used all your materials, but because we have decided that we are going to have a class with all the pupils at once, than I had to adapt the documents and transform them into a single Power Point presentation . The fact that we had a printable model for the Sierpinski triangle was a huge relief for us and it gave us the opportunity of constructing the 3D model of it .
In the end we are all glad that we had participated in this project and we are looking forward for the next GML.

Best regards,
Ioana Iacob

The Activity began with the blow of the whistle from the time keeper.
Our children sprang into action. After contributing one triangle piece for the poster, they completed their notebook work along with recording their observation. Then they started working towards the common goal – reaching Stage 8 on the poster.The children thoroughly enjoyed the programme. They posed for photographs showing their happiness of achievement.It was a visual treat for all of us to see them working as a team towards a single goal.
Our Children exhibited their Time Management skills by achieving the Target- Stage 8 in just 16 MINUTES. They later completed their notebooks.
All in all, it was a great activity and we definitely learnt about a new concept of fractals.
We thank Bubbly Maths and our Math partner Heymath! for giving us this exposure

Thanking you,
Regards,
Subharajaraman,
Vidya Mandir @ Estancia.

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