1. GCSE Resources
@gcse_math has shared an enormously helpful resource that must have taken a huge amount of time to pull together. He has collated all GCSE maths questions from June 2017 to November 2020 for Edexcel, AQA and OCR. These are organised by topic. This resource has already saved me a lot of time – it’s so useful having questions from three different boards in one place.
2. Number Puzzles
3. Mathematician Profile Cards
@Amplify has shared a lovely set of free mathematician profile cards. Each card highlights the life and
accomplishments of a mathematician. There’s also an activity: give each
student a card and have them read the profile.
When they’re done, students should find the two
individuals holding cards that match the clues on
the right-hand side of their own cards.
This would be a great activity for a maths enrichment club.
4. If I Could Tell You One Thing
The Mathematical Association has published a new book: If I Could Tell You One Thing, which is edited by @edsouthall. You can purchase a copy from the MA Shop at £14 for non-members or £9.80 for members. A free digital download is included. This book is packed full of great advice and pedagogical insights. I look forward to reading it over the Easter holidays. I hope people like my chapter, which is called ‘More depth, less speed’.
6. Circle Theorems Task
7. Backward Faded Maths
@taylorda01 has launched a new website: Backward Faded Maths. You can read about it in this thread or watch Dave’s video for an explanation of what it’s all about. There are currently eighteen worksheets on the website, with more to be released. Here’s an example of a task for a contextual area of a semi-circle problem:
Everyone loves Chris Smith’s (@aap03102) relays, so it’s great to see he has published a new one! This time the theme is Pi Day. Thank you Chris!
9. FDP Booklet
MathsPad subscribers will already be familiar with their growing collection of outstanding topic booklets. A recent addition is on fractions, decimals and percentages. @MathsPadNicola has tweeted a couple of examples of tasks from this booklet.
Craig Barton (@mrbartonmaths) has launched a fantastic new website tipsforteachers.co.uk. Craig wants to build a free, extensive and diverse collection of ideas that teachers of any level of experience, teaching any subject, any age-group, and from any country might find useful and be able to apply to their own teaching.
This website features tips in both podcast and video form. So for example some teachers might listen to the tips on their way to work, and others might show the videos in a department meeting and follow up with a discussion.
This is a brand new website but already features lots of tips – from Craig, Adam Boxer and myself – and the collection will grow rapidly over the coming months.
Here’s an example of one of my tips:
Thank you to everyone who attended #mathsted22. I held this event at my school and it was great that so many local maths teachers attended. Thank you to Steve Wren from Ofsted for travelling down from Yorkshire to speak at this event, and to AQA for the sponsorship which meant I could run it for free.
Since then I’ve been working on my keynote for the MA Conference, which is fast approaching. There are two online days plus one in-person day in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Tickets are available from £15.