Resourceaholic: Angles In Depth – Education Article

In December I wrote the blog post Indices in Depth, in which I explained my ‘Topics in Depth’ project. TES has now published a new video in this series: Angles: The Basics. I recorded this with Craig Barton back in February half term. You can download the slides here which include links in the notes at the bottom of each slide. This workshop is aimed at teachers of Key Stage 2 to 4. I hope you enjoy it! In February we also recorded…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #128 – Education Article

Welcome to my 128th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Secondary Ready Course Thank you to the team at Sparx for making their Secondary Ready course freely available until September. I have seen a number of schools recommend this to their incoming Year 6s – given the current gap in education, I’m sure many families will appreciate this support. My school is planning to mention it in…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #127 – Education Article

Welcome to my 127th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Maths Challenge Pick ‘n’ Mixes Thanks to @Ayliean who has made a couple of absolutely brilliant Maths Challenge Pick ‘n’ Mixes. There are two versions: one is to encourage pupils who are really struggling to do anything at home right now – you can download it here. The other version is for pupils who just can’t get enough maths. You…

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Resourceaholic: CPD for Maths Teachers – Education Article

My school has done a couple of fantastic virtual assemblies for students since we closed. I’ve been asked to do one next month and have been given the topic ‘innovation in times of crisis’. What a wonderful assembly topic. Excited to start gathering ideas, I made a few slides but then wondered how best to present them to students at home. I haven’t used the ‘record slide show’ function in PowerPoint before but had a play with it and was…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #123 – Education Article

Welcome to my 123rd gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. *******************************A note to parents I’d like to say a big hello to parents who are visiting my blog looking for maths resources to use at home. Although there are plenty of resources here, really they are designed for teachers to use in lessons at school and many won’t really be suitable for distance learning.  Thankfully maths is very…

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Resourceaholic: Reflect, Expect, Check, Explain – Education Article

Craig Barton’s new book Reflect, Expect, Check, Explain (#RECE…?) was published today. I’m one of the lucky few who got to read it before its release. It was an absolute honour to write the foreword. It came as no surprise to me that Craig’s second book is just as enjoyable as his immensely popular first book. It is laugh-out-loud funny. And as a maths teacher who is never quite satisfied with her lessons, I can really relate to absolutely everything…

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Resourceaholic: MEI Conference 2019 – Education Article

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the MEI Conference from Thursday to Saturday last week. I normally only attend conferences at weekends and in the holidays so getting permission from work to attend a term-time conference was a rare treat. The last time I attended the MEI Conference was in 2015 – I blogged about it here. Residential conferences are a very different experience to one day events. There’s more time in sessions to discuss ideas and…

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Resourceaholic: Angles in Parallel Lines: in Depth – Education Article

In my recent post Indices in Depth I explained that TES recently recorded a couple of my CPD sessions. A new video has been published this week: Angles in Parallel Lines. You can download the slides here which include links in the notes at the bottom of each slide. I hope you enjoy it! I’m looking forward to filming more of these in February. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by noreply@blogger.com (Jo Morgan) Read Full Article

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Resourceaholic: Indices in Depth – Education Article

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about a new project I was launching called Topics in Depth. The idea was to write a series of CPD sessions – each one covering an individual maths topic. This was in response to three things I’d noticed: 1. that we rush through a lot of our teaching, and as a result many topics are taught at a very superficial level 2. that teachers don’t get enough time to research…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #113 – Education Article

Welcome to my 113th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. L Shapes In MathsPad’s July update they shared a free interactive tool for finding missing sides of L-shapes. This can be used to demonstrate how the vertical lines on one side of the shape match the total length on the other side and to help pupils separate horizontal and vertical measures when finding missing lengths. There are accompanying…

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Easter Awesomeness for Maths Teachers – Education Article

A couple of years ago I went to BCME for the first time. I loved it! Having been a regular Saturday-maths-conference-goer for a few years, it was my first big residential maths conference. It was a totally different experience to one day events. I enjoyed the social stuff (we won the quiz! I may have mentioned that a few times…) and I also liked the pace. One day conferences can be intense – I feel like I rush around all day…

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#1MinCPD: New Education Inspection Framework! – Education Article

#1MinCPD: New Education Inspection Framework! | TeacherToolkit 22nd May 201922nd May 2019 Hanna Beech 585 Views #EIF2019, Curriculum, Deep Dive, Education Inspection Framework, Grading Schools, Impact, Implementation, Intent, Ofsted, Quality of Education, School Inspections, Short Inspections Reading Time: 1 minute Do you need a brief overview of some of the key points from the Education Inspection Framework (2019)? Here are a few highlights to keep you in the school inspection loop – there will be no ‘deep diving’! The 4-point…

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Resourceaholic: Marvellous Maths Teaching – Education Article

I have exciting news! I’m teaming up with Craig Barton to deliver a brand new training course for maths teachers this October. ‘Marvellous Maths Teaching’ offers a full day of high quality maths CPD. Your school or college will only have to pay £90 + booking fee to send you on this course, which makes it an absolute bargain – many other one day training courses are considerably more expensive. Even better, we’re running both a Northern Leg (at the…

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My Top 4 Education Podcasts – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes What education-podcasts do you follow? Podcasts are perfect for learning on the go. They make information personal and they are convenient and easy to consume. As well as these top recommendations, don’t forget to listen to the weekly Teacher Toolkit podcasts. Teachers have always enjoyed a healthy discussion and debate about pedagogy and practice, whether it be in the staffroom at break time, the yard at lunchtime or in CPD sessions after school. With the advances…

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#ATMMA19 – Education Article

This week I spent four days at the ATM-MA Conference. It was great! I went to a wide variety of sessions and have come home with a lot to reflect on. In my current role (working mainly to improve Year 11 results) I feel like I’ve started to lose sight of what mathematics teaching is all about. Next year I’ll be teaching only Year 7 and 8 and am looking forward to trying some new approaches. This This is only…

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#1MinCPD: Time Making Tips For Times Tables – Education Article

Reading Time: 1 minute How well do your pupils know their times tables? Knowing your times tables is a maths non-negotiable for all pupils. Try these top tips for nailing times tables in your classroom. 1. Allocate time Without regular dedicated time, learning of times tables will be limited, so if you’re serious about improving recall, get times tables timetabled! 2. Go slow to start Pupils need to feel some level of success to be motivated so it might be…

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