I’ve spotted several great tasks on Twitter recently. Here are three of them:
@nathanday314 shares fantastic resources on Twitter so it’s great to see that he’s launched a website where we can find them all in one place. Check out mrdaymaths.com to download his displays, tasks, resources and presentations.
3. Angles and Ratios Interweaved
I love these clever quadratics questions from @boss_maths.
@PiXLMattTheApp is always sharing free tools and resources for maths teachers. His latest is an online tool which allows you to create a student workbook from a QLA.
Over half-term (which feels like months ago!) I wrote three blog posts:
Speaking of the MA, did you see that they have made the latest issue of their journal Mathematics in School freely available to read online? I’m a big fan of this journal and always look forward to receiving my copy in the post.
It was a busy week for me at work last week. One of my big responsibilities is to run the Key Stage 4 Options process. I launched it last week, running events for both parents and students. At the same time, my school was treated to a MAT review (basically a Mocksted, though we’re not meant to call it that…). This was stressful, mainly because we’re all 100% sure that our school is outstanding – in every sense of the word – and we really wanted to make sure that the inspectors saw that. The entire maths department made me immensely proud, as did my Year 9 class (I was observed teaching them some experimental ideas that I picked up at the last mathsconf… It was a bit risky for me to go ahead with that lesson but thankfully it went well! Phew).
This is a milestone blog post for me. When I wrote my 50th gems post I was presented with a special cake at a conference (thanks Julia et al!). When I wrote my 100th gems post I recorded a special podcast with Craig Barton, and Chris Smith sent me a trophy which I still proudly display on my bookcase. Today I’ve reached 150 gems posts. Have you read them all?! You should! There’s a gems index here.
By the way, I know people love the gems posts, which are packed full of other people’s great ideas, but I do also blog about my own ideas too! In fact I’ve written 274 posts which aren’t gems posts, and the full archive is here. Another milestone I recently passed (but failed to notice at the time!) was my ten millionth website visit. Thank you to all my readers for their support. I am immensely happy that my resource libraries save people time, and that my blog posts provide teachers with inspiration and ideas. Teachers who visit resourceaholic.com tend to do so on a regular basis, so I must be doing something right.
On yesterday’s quiz, just for fun, I ended with the request “in the spirit of Halloween, show the scariest math mistake you can.” I wasn’t disappointed by some of the student responses! pic.twitter.com/LV50BpE1us
— Chris Luzniak (@cluzniak) October 27, 2021