March 5, 2024


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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #165

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #164
Welcome to my 165th gems write-up. This is where by I share some of the newest news, strategies and methods for maths lecturers.

1. GCSE Revision

2. GCSE More Maths

Thank you to @1stclassmaths who has now done the Stage 2 Further Maths web page of his outstanding web page. The website page options video clips and matter booklets for all Further more Maths subject areas past the frequent GCSE specification. These are truly high good quality sources – I’ve been utilizing them with my Additional Maths class.

3. New Resources and Web-sites

Thanks once again to @draustinmaths for continuing to generously share her methods. Her newest batch of functions assets ended up actually helpful for my Calendar year 11s in December. There are some excellent tasks on composite and inverse capabilities. 

@markywillis63 has up-to-date his A stage web site. Each topic now has a established of queries with gaps for learners to fill in although both seeking the queries or observing the films. 

I also received an e mail from Sam Kordan who designed a site with a colleague when they labored with each other at a Deliver faculty: It is really a collection of songs, online games, printable instructing versions and a lot more.
My readers will be happy to listen to that has started out undertaking A level papers, and that has been updated with inquiries from November 2021. 

Thank you to all these generous maths academics who have been working really hard to make and share content material in modern months.

4. Infinite Whiteboard

I have blogged right before about the great equipment shared by @JakeGMaths at This involves a huge collection of labored examples and a skills grid generator. Jake has recently been performing on his Infinity Whiteboard which is fantastic. You can paste an graphic of a process or student’s work and then annotate it. It is also really simple to paste a PDF which arrives up as an impression. It really is fantastic for reside modelling and you can under no circumstances operate out of room! Just one issue I will use it for is to assessment exam papers – it normally takes seconds to set up:

Earlier we have copied and pasted each issue into PowerPoint to review an exam paper, which I now realise wasn’t a superior use of our time!

The infinite whiteboard is very straightforward to use. Do look at it out.

5. All 10

In the run up to Christmas I massively liked completing the nerdle arrival calendar. I’ve finished a nerdle puzzle each solitary working day because February. It provides a minor bit of pleasure to my mornings. When I just lately tweeted to sing nerdle’s praises, I had a reply from @druinok about All Ten which I hadn’t noticed prior to.

All 10 is a beautiful game which offers your four distinctive numbers each day, and you have to use those people 4 quantities to make each individual variety from a single to 10. The interface is wonderful – it is very partaking and simple to use. As nicely as becoming an pleasant match for instructors (I now do it each individual early morning, as before long as I have concluded my each day nerdle!) it is also a fantastic one particular to use in lessons – notably when training the get of operations.

It reminds me a bit of the basic 24 Match.


I have been super peaceful on Twitter and my blog site lately mainly because, like so a lot of many others, I have been genuinely unwell. But, just in time for the get started of term, I am starting to come to feel far better now, and am searching forward to an thrilling term in advance. At faculty we are going to be functioning the Intermediate Maths Obstacle, moreover we’re using forty 12 months 10 learners on a journey to see GCSE Maths in Action – and I am delighted to have this journey funded by a grant from Jack Petchey
I’m hunting forward to the conferences that are coming up. At La Salle’s conference in Bracknell on 11th March I am going to be talking about Pythagoras. And at the Joint Conference of the Maths Issue Associations I’ll be speaking about improving upon students’ calculator fluency. This two working day meeting requires put at the University of Warwick on 3 and 4 April – I have you’ve got not been to 1 of the residential Easter conferences before, I strongly stimulate you to arrive along! Reserve by 31 January to receive the Early Hen lower price.

My charming workforce will be recruiting this phrase – we have to have a Key Phase 5 Coordinator to operate A amount maths, which we’re launching for the initial time this 12 months. If you have A degree educating experience and you happen to be hunting for a new challenge in September, please get hold of me ([email protected]). The career advert will be out soon.

I appreciated attending Dr Frost’s triannual drinks this 7 days. It truly is constantly a satisfaction to expend time with maths teachers.

Ultimately, look at out my excellent stickers! I searched high and small for some wonderful personalised stickers to invest in my colleagues for Xmas – and when I identified these, I bought some for myself way too!

Content New Year, and all the greatest for 2023.

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