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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 #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 #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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How Many? A Counting Book – Education Article

How Many? A Counting BookBy Christopher Danielson(Stenhouse, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Michael DiClemente Is it strange to have a middle school history teacher review a book about math? I requested to review How Many? for a slightly selfish reason. I am the father of two girls, six and two, and I love helping them discover new things and encouraging them to be curious about the world. As my older daughter was going through kindergarten, we felt comfortable with the reading…

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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 #95 – Education Article

Welcome to my 95th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Non-ExamplesNon-examples are a really good way of pre-empting common misconceptions and giving students unambiguous definitions and explanations. It’s great that Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) – creator of mathsbot.com and formtimeideas.com – has launched another new website: nonexamples.com. Knowing Jonathan this will grow quickly and become a really useful teaching tool. 2. Rich Number Tasks Thanks to Murat Tepe (@mappsandgrapps)…

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