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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 #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 #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 #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 #108 – Education Article

Welcome to my 108th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. SMP Christian Bokhove (@cbokhove) and his team have been working on this project for a while so it’s exciting to see the launch of smp2.co.uk. They have created PDFs of dozens of old SMP maths textbooks and booklets. Read about the aims of the project here. Click ‘Access to SMP’ to register and download the materials. It’s free…

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Resourceaholic: Calculator Woes – Education Article

One of the Year 11 classes I teach is what we call a withdrawal group. They all got a Grade 0 in their Higher GCSE mock back in November so we moved them to Foundation tier. This was definitely the right decision. I teach them for two double periods a week. The pupils in this particular group are very complex. Trying to teach them has been the most challenging thing I have ever done. I’m crossing my fingers that they…

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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 #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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