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 #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 #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 #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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How Reading and Math Can Leverage Each Other – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog Let me begin by admitting that when it comes to reading and math, I lean more towards the reading side of education. I’d say typically that as educators we take a side. The good news is that no matter which side you are on, by identifying what effective readers and effective mathematicians do, we can use the strengths from one content area to capitalize on the other. I had this particular aha moment in July 2017 after…

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(SPAG) Tests: Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar – Education Article

(SPAG) Tests: Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar | TeacherToolkit 14th May 201914th May 2019 @TeacherToolkit 52 Views Committee for Linguistics in Education, Department for Education, Grammar, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Lancaster University, Memory, National Curriculum, Punctuation, SATs, Testing, vocabulary, Willem B. Hollmann, Year 2 Reading Time: 3 minutes Are teachers supported by the Department for Education to deliver primary tests? In the run-up to SATs, I was contacted by Willem B. Hollmann, Lancaster University from his work with the…

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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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An Easier Way to Simplify Text and Teach Vocabulary – Rewordify – Education Article

Rewordify Rewordify.com is not only the best text simplification tool I’ve seen, but it’s also a great way to teach vocabulary. Plus it’s totally free. The site has several step-by-step guides and tutorials that I have linked to throughout this post. Simplify Difficult Text Rewordify.com is the easiest way to simplify difficult text. Just copy and paste text (or a website’s address) into their site and have difficult words simplified into easy-to-understand definitions; they even appear in the correct part…

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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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