Welcome to my 160th gems post. This is the place I share some of the hottest information, concepts and resources for maths instructors.

1. Algebra Warm-Ups
@geoffkrall shared a year’s truly worth of algebra warm-ups. These are intended to healthy with the US curriculum exactly where pupils research maths in discrete chunks, which is incredibly various to the tactic we acquire in the British isles. In the US, learners study a class in Algebra, then Geometry, then Algebra 2. Geoff clarifies in his web site article that he created this set of heat ups to enable learners preserve their algebra capabilities refreshing through their geometry course. Thank you Geoff!

I’ve set up a new web page for Certification of Further Maths resources here. This is linked from the principal menu at the major of my site for effortless obtain.

3. New Sources from Dr Austin

Prolific resource maker @draustinmaths has shared hundreds of fantastic new tasks on her web-site. This incorporates responsibilities on reverse percentages, constructions, set notation, quartiles, cumulative frequency, pie charts, bar charts and vectors.

4. Destructive Range Hook

Julia’s most new addition is this outstanding online video about the depth of the ocean from MetaBallStudios. This may well work perfectly in a lesson on detrimental figures.


5. Percentages

Thank you to @nathanday314 for sharing some great percentages means. Test out this thread for additional like this, and inbound links to the jobs that inspired these resources. 

Again to School 

These web pages are always well-liked in August and September:

  • My Year 7 Maths Activities post which functions concepts for very first lessons with Yr 7
  • My Shows webpage which consists of masses of amazing maths shows for corridors and classrooms


I’ve designed a new website page listing maths education and learning conferences in 2022/23. There is certainly not a lot on it however, so be sure to let me know of any approaching conferences that I can include.

Did you see that Rob Eastaway has teamed up with Shakespeare improviser Rebecca MacMillan to operate a sequence of talks for Important Stage 4 learners in Birmingham in November? Substantially Ado About Quantities – Maths & Shakespeare presents a special prospect for a joint vacation for Maths, English and History departments. I guess it will be fantastic.

I formally end my Assistant Principal job and grow to be Head of Maths on 1st September. I spent the initial week of the vacations having trapped into Head of Maths things, which I extensively savored. I made a selection of curriculum alterations, rewrote our schemes of function, created assessments, prepared to start with lessons, that variety of point… I have also expended some time organizing lessons for Certificate of Additional Maths which I will be teaching for the initially time from September. I have a class of 32 excellent Yr 11 mathematicians raring to go. Immediately after taking a four calendar year break from training A stage to set up a new faculty, it is really charming to have calculus back again in my existence. And trig identities! As a great deal as I’ve loved concentrating on Critical Levels 3 and 4 for the last couple yrs, these subject areas are my delighted area.

I’m off on vacation with my spouse and children for two months tomorrow – we are heading to a cottage in Cornwall. I won’t be able to wait. When I get again, I am hunting forward to a couple of chilled months at the conclude of August, which includes catching up with maths academics at Dr Frost’s triannual beverages.

I am going to go away you with this photo tweeted by @p_millerd. I know a whole lot of individuals who’ll relate to this!


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