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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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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