Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #153

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Welcome to my 153rd gems article. This is in which I share some of the most recent news, thoughts and assets for maths teachers.

1. Digitisers

Jonny Griffiths has shared a new assortment of methods called Digitisers. These puzzles are aimed at late GCSE/early A stage students. Matters contain sequences, circle theorems, quadratics, differentiation, logs, trigonometry, simultaneous equations and surds.

2. GCSE Statistics
I’ve hardly ever taught GCSE Stats but I know that lecturers of this system usually lament the lack of means. So they’ll be happy to hear that Ben Hamilton has begun sharing a resourced scheme of operate for Edexcel GCSE Data. I know that a lot of lecturers will be truly grateful to Ben for sharing this.

4. GCSE Booklets

Many thanks to Richard Morley for sharing a extremely valuable assortment of GCSE Revision booklets.

5. Duties

Hundreds of wonderful tasks have been shared on Twitter recently, such as…

This task from @giftedHKO (I utilised this with Year 8 past week!). Learners have to operate out which styles have the exact same perimeter.

Here is an interesting activity from @SegarRogers which can be downloaded from @ChrisMcGrane84‘s superb web site. It is really interesting to glimpse at the assortment of issues below and how they can be categorised.

In Gems 151 I showcased @nathanday314‘s new website Interwoven Maths. Given that then, Nathan has additional a lot more responsibilities to the site which include responsibilities which interweave rounding with fraction and decimal arithmetic. 

There is tons heading on!

I produced free of charge tickets available for #mathsted22 and all 120 of them went in two days. I’m seriously looking forward to this celebration! I experienced a few demands that I stream the Oftsed chat but I really don’t have permission from Ofsted to stream it. If individuals want to run a similar event in their very own place, they can request an Oftsted speaker listed here. 

Yesterday I ran a 2.5 hour workshop on curriculum and depth at the MA/ATM London branch. Thank you to anyone who arrived, and thank you to the IoE for web hosting and Japleen Kaur for organising. The ATM and MA have branches all in excess of the state which provide no cost/low cost CPD for maths teachers, so do check out out your neighborhood branch.

I also did a talk at #mathsconfmini about maths section advancement. It centered on the latest suggestions that schools have gained from Oftsed (and ‘mocksted’) inspections under the new framework. The recording is readily available to meeting attendees right here. 
I’m seeking ahead to presenting at the MA convention in April. I will be speaking on the internet on the very first day. Tickets are obtainable below.

Right here are a couple of much more issues you could have missed:

  • My online video ‘What secondary lecturers really should know about the Vital Stage 2 maths curriculum’ went down very well – tons of departments have watched it jointly in their office conferences. 
  • Mathematical Education and learning on Merseyside has been managing choose-household maths competitions in February fifty percent phrase due to the fact the late 1970s. They attract about 2,000 entries each year, with Problem aimed at A long time 7 and 8, and Senior Problem aimed at Several years 9 and 10. Their 2022 levels of competition is live now – visit their web page to enter your pupils.
  • Dan Draper – a single of my favourite bloggers – wrote about circle theorems. 
  • The Liverpool Maths University is functioning on-demand CPD for maths teachers, with a emphasis on enriching GCSE lessons with Essential Phase 5 articles. Info is in this article.
  • On Twitter I shared some illustrations of workout routines from my old put up ‘Equations
    Exercises’ the place I received a crew of volunteers to form up sections of an algebra textbook from the 1950s. This set is a very good instance of interweaving two expertise: increasing double brackets and solving linear equations:

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