Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #112 – Education Article

Welcome to my 112th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Classic ErrorsI like this activity suggested by James Tanton (@jamestanton). James asks ‘Would taking classic and tempting errors “head-on” be a worthwhile classroom activity and discussion?’.  It’s worth reading the responses in the thread. In it Cathy Yenca‏ (@mathycathy) recommends the classic resource ‘Algebra Atrocities’ which is worth a look.2. Geogebra PercentagesThanks to Mark Horley (@mhorley) for sharing some…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #98 – Education Article

Welcome to my 98th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Area ActivityThanks to @MrNiksMathClass for sharing a nice activity in which students apply their knowledge of area formulae. Too often measurement problems become just an exercise in evaluating formulas. Make it more interesting by taking away all the numbers. In this example, students must find values (no repeats) for the dimensions so that all the shapes have…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #99 – Education Article

Welcome to my 99th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Non-Examples QuizzesI blogged about the new website nonexamples.com from Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) back in Gems 95. There are now some great new features on the website including Frayer Model templates and Multiple Choice Quizzes. The multiple choice quizzes come with a QLA allowing instant identification of misconceptions. On Twitter Bernie Westacott (@berniewestacott) described how he used the…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #100 – Education Article

Welcome to my 100th gems post! This is a big milestone for me. I’ve published 327 posts since I started writing my blog four and a half years ago. One hundred of those posts have been part of my ‘Maths Gems’ series – each one has featured a selection of news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. When I joined Twitter I couldn’t believe how many ideas and resources were being shared by maths teachers everyday that weren’t being seen by…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #101 – Education Article

Happy New Year! Welcome to my 101st gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Euclid’s Elements Nicholas Rougeux (@rougeux) has made something incredible. He has recreated Byrne’s 1847 edition of Euclid’s Elements including interactive diagrams, cross references, and a new poster of all the original illustrations. You can read an in-depth blog post on how it was made here. It’s absolutely wonderful. 2. Retrieval Facts Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) added a retrieval facts…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #102 – Education Article

Welcome to my 102nd gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Grade Boundaries and Exam DatesYou might have already seen Jonathan Hall’s (@StudyMaths) GCSE grade boundaries page. I find this page surprisingly useful! He has now updated it with the November 2018 grade boundaries. Also, don’t forget about the Exam Countdown page which is really useful for quickly checking exam dates. 2. Algebra ResourcesThanks to Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) for sharing…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #103 – Education Article

Welcome to my 103rd gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. SurdsI love teaching surds! Here’s a nice surds task from Peter Drysdale‏ (@pwdrysdale). It’s a multiplication table with lots of blanks to fill in. 2. Puzzles If you’re a fan of geometry puzzles, check out Ed Southall’s Instagram page where he has collated all his puzzles in one place, and continues to share new puzzles on a regular basis.…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #104 – Education Article

Welcome to my 104th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Don StewardHurrah for the return of Don Steward! He has been busy publishing loads of new resources on his website recently, covering topics such as ratio, vectors and linear graphs. I can’t keep up with it all. His new resources include a number of different ratio and proportion tasks including a useful set of ratio with algebra questions.…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #106 – Education Article

Welcome to my 106th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Maths4EveryoneI have written about David Morse’s (@Maths4Everyone) resources a number of times before. I use them a lot in lessons, particularly his packs of GCSE questions by topic. Up until now I have always accessed them through TES, but now David has updated his website so his free primary and secondary resources are easily accessible without a…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #111 – Education Article

Welcome to my 111th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Multiplication TasksIn a Twitter chat on multiplication I saw two nice resources shared. First, Sharon Malley (@mathsmumof2) mentioned these 7 Times Table Reasoning Activities by krisgreg30 on TES. These tasks require children to use known facts to reason how to solve other calculations. Second, Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) shared a lovely task he designed for his Year 7s…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #107 – Education Article

Welcome to my 107th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Foundation GCSE Revision Thank you to Edexcel for providing a helpful compendium of one-mark questions from Foundation tier papers from the last four exam series. These can be downloaded from the Emporium. Foundation GCSE teachers might also be interested in the revision clips from a new series called ‘The Maths Show‘. This series is produced by BBC…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #110 – Education Article

Welcome to my 110th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. TES AuthorWhen we did the latest round of TES Maths Panel reviews, my fellow panelist Damian Watson discovered the wonderful free resources of TES author cparkinson3. This author’s PowerPoints are really well designed – they are slick and professional with neatly animated worked examples plus exercises with solutions. For example check out the two lessons on volume…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #109 – Education Article

Welcome to my 109th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Task Simon Gregg‏ (@Simon_Gregg) tweeted about the Nrich task ‘Shape Times Shape‘. The coloured shapes stand for eleven of the numbers from 0 to 12. Each shape is a different number – pupils have to work out which is which. Read Simon’s thread to hear the reasoning of the children he teaches. Hannah (@missradders) said that this…

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Resourceaholic: Gem Awards 2019 – Education Article

Last week it was resourceaholic.com’s fifth birthday! It’s become a tradition for me to mark the anniversary of my blog by publishing an annual ‘Gem Awards’ post. Here I look back at all the ideas I’ve shared in my gems posts over the last year and choose some of my favourites. Each category has a winner and a special mention. 1. Best GCSE Support This award goes to the website BossMaths which I first blogged about in last May in Gems 89. This…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #98 – Education Article

Welcome to my 98th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Area ActivityThanks to @MrNiksMathClass for sharing a nice activity in which students apply their knowledge of area formulae. Too often measurement problems become just an exercise in evaluating formulas. Make it more interesting by taking away all the numbers. In this example, students must find values (no repeats) for the dimensions so that all the shapes have…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #99 – Education Article

Welcome to my 99th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Non-Examples QuizzesI blogged about the new website nonexamples.com from Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) back in Gems 95. There are now some great new features on the website including Frayer Model templates and Multiple Choice Quizzes. The multiple choice quizzes come with a QLA allowing instant identification of misconceptions. On Twitter Bernie Westacott (@berniewestacott) described how he used the…

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