February 26, 2024


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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #164

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #164
Welcome to my 164th gems submit. This is where I share some of the hottest information, ideas and means for maths teachers.

1. Worked Examples
@JakeGMaths shared a big bank of labored examples. It truly is free of charge to use and has above 400 illustrations. Each individual one particular is various slides prolonged, guiding learners by a technique in a sequence of techniques. Then there’s a printable section for the college students to entire, then the remedies. The PowerPoint has distinct guidelines on how to use these methods in lessons. Here are a couple of examples of the student duties:

If you have not nevertheless read it, I propose Michael Perhan’s exceptional e book Instructing Math with Illustrations which influenced this function.

Also check out Jake’s other tasks which I blogged about in Gems 158.

2. Operations with Negative Indices

I seriously like this established of thoughts from @karenshancock. It is really a great thought to do a little something a bit diverse with adverse indices, to assistance establish fluency even though interleaving other techniques like portion arithmetic.
Karen kindly typed this up and shared an editable variation listed here. I’ve added this to my source library underneath indices. 

3. Gif Generator

@PiXLMattTheApp continues to create his web page with an unbelievable selection of features. His hottest addition is a gif creator which will allow teachers to incredibly very easily generate a recording of a modelled case in point.

4. Bearings

Thanks to @DrPMaths for sharing a endeavor linking angles in triangles with bearings. This is a building block which prepares college students to be capable to remedy trigonometry difficulties with bearings – a little something that students normally battle with. His resource consists of a several example-issue pairs and a established of follow questions with methods.

5. Commencing Place Maths

Next, a undertaking which has a mix of linear equations, quadratic equations, equations which seem quadratic but are linear, and a sneaky cubic. Combined Linear and Quadratic Equations is all about tactic selection, so learners turn out to be better at recognizing quadratics.


At university we have all been unwell lately – it is that time of year – and our Year 11s have been in mocks so we’ve been executing lots of invigilation, which is very dull. On a extra beneficial observe, I have been teaching some of my favorite topics: Yr 7 have been mastering about key quantities which is constantly a pleasure, Yr 8 have been fixing equations, and Year 10 have been undertaking quadratics.   

I’m delighted that #mathsTLP manufactured a return past Sunday. It was an complete enjoyment to behold an hour of teachers enthusiastically sharing methods and training concepts. Never overlook that this now operates just about every Sunday at 7pm, hosted by @MissNorledge and @BrookeEHunter. You are very welcome to be part of in: see my blog write-up about how to get concerned.

Listed here are some factors you may well have skipped:

  • The MA is calling for submissions to lead a session at the joint topic associations meeting upcoming Easter. This two working day meeting at Warwick College will be the highlight of the yr for maths teachers. If you are an skilled teacher with a little something to share, make sure you do take into account talking. I specifically inspire woman speakers, who are generally underrepresented at maths training conferences. Comprehensive this variety by the conclude of November to provide a session.
  • Realising my Equating Coefficients in Identities process ramped up in issue too rapidly, I created a revised version of this resource which is shared on TES. 
  • @MrDraperMaths wrote an great post about transformations of features which showcased a seriously intriguing technique that experienced by no means happened to me ahead of.
  • @sxpmaths shared an outstanding summary of the distinct sampling approaches included in A degree maths.
  • @missradders shared a beautiful Instructor Treasure Hunt that could be utilised in the course of Maths Week.
  • Absolutely everyone loves the classic Requirements Device sources from the legend Malcom Swan. The ‘Traffic’ method was initially created in Java as element of the Requirements Device but @MathsTechnology has recreated it in GeoGebra.
  • @nathanday314 shared some of his excellent starter pursuits plus a thread that points out how he works by using them. The thread is effectively really worth a read. 
  • @draustinmaths ongoing to increase new means to draustinmaths.com, including this new activity on forming quadratics which I’ve included to my useful resource library.
  • The wonderful mathematical magazine Chalkdust posted Situation 16 – you can read it on the web or order a paper copy.
  • Did you capture my current site posts? I wrote a methods submit referred to as ‘Easy Multiples’ and I wrote ‘Some Factors We have Tried’ in which I described some of the points I have been up to at university given that I turned Head of Maths. 
  • La Salle shared the dates and spots of its future three in-man or woman conferences:
I’ll go away you with this tweet from @dodecahedra about distinctive techniques to demonstrate the sum of a geometric series. I might only ever believed about 1 way of doing this right before, so I savored looking at the options.


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