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 #126 – Education Article

Welcome to my 126th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Online ManipulativesLarissa Chan (@_LarissaChan) shared a great website with a wide range of virtual maths manipulatives. It’s worth having a play with these tools. They might be useful if you’re sharing your screen with students when delivering online lessons. In related news, Bernie Westacott (@berniewestacott) shared the news that ⁦‪matholia.com are now offering free access to all their resources…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #125 – Education Article

Welcome to my 125th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. I have a reason for publishing this gems post so soon after my last one! A teacher emailed me an Easter treasure hunt that students can do at home and I realised that if I don’t publish it today, it will be too late. So here you go. Two blog posts in a week – it’s like a…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #122 – Education Article

Welcome to my 122nd gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. I have an abundance of things to share at the moment – far too much to fit into one post! So expect another gems post very soon. 1. Quadrilaterals Eddie Woo (@misterwootube) shared a task made by his friend Stuart Palmer. He strongly recommends that teachers work out their own solutions and reasons before using this with students! I…

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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: 5 Maths Gems #121 – Education Article

Welcome to my 121st gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Linear Graphs It’s always good news when Paul Rowlandson publishes a new blog post. His latest post looks at various ways of presenting information that leads to the equation of a straight line. If you’re teaching this topic I really recommend reading this and making use of the tasks and ideas featured. Related to this, check out…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #120 – Education Article

gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. GCSE TipsTeachIt Maths and AQA published a free guide ‘GCSE mathematics – small things make a big difference’. It’s designed to help Year 11 students prepare for their GCSEs. Teachers might go through it in class before mocks or final exams. It’s packed full of example responses from real GCSE papers and contains a lot of helpful information for teachers and…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #119 – Education Article

Happy New Year! Welcome to my 119th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. New Tasks from Don StewardDon Steward has shared loads of new tasks in the last few months. Do check out his blog for the whole selection – here I have featured just a few examples. In the task ‘congruent parts and similar parts’ the idea is to dissect the shapes into two congruent pieces with…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #118 – Education Article

Welcome to my 118th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Area and PerimeterThanks to @thatboycanteach for sharing an area and perimeter investigation here (see his tweet for the whole activity). This was inspired by Simon Gregg (@Simon_Gregg) sharing #numbersearch images – you can read about #numbersearch and find resources here. 2. Reasoning Tasks I like this new resource idea from Andy Lutwyche (@andylutwyche). There are eight slides – each…

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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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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #114 – Education Article

Welcome to my 114th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. PolypadPhilipp Legner, writer of the beautiful website Mathigon, has been working on some new resources for schools and teachers. The first new tool – published today – is a library of virtual manipulatives called Polypad. There are polygons, fraction bars, number and algebra tiles, Cuisenaire rods, pentominoes, and many other features. Like all of Mathigon, it’s completely…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #117 – Education Article

Welcome to my 117th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Ratio My favourite maths blogger Paul Rowlandson has written another brilliant blog post – this one looks at various ways of thinking about how to make functions and equations out of pairs of equivalent ratios. 2. Berwick Maths Joe Berwick (@BerwickMaths) launched a new website berwickmaths.com where he shares the worked examples he uses in lessons from Key Stage 3…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #115 – Education Article

Welcome to my 115th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Distributive LawMiss Konstantine (@GiftedBA) shared a set of questions on the distributive law. Visit her blog to download the PowerPoint. 2. Frayer Models@MrMattock, @JoLocke1, @MisterRapley, @timdolan and @StudyMaths have created the website frayer-model.co.uk. Here you can download editable Frayer Models for a large number of maths topics (there are currently over sixty on there).  3. Area Mazes I know I’ve featured Area…

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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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