Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #104 – Education Article

Welcome to my 104th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Don StewardHurrah for the return of Don Steward! He has been busy publishing loads of new resources on his website recently, covering topics such as ratio, vectors and linear graphs. I can’t keep up with it all. His new resources include a number of different ratio and proportion tasks including a useful set of ratio with algebra questions.…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #90 – Education Article

Welcome to my 90th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Probability TaskThanks to John Rowe (@MrJohnRowe) for sharing this challenging probability puzzle. If you like this then you’ll find similar tasks for a wide range of topics on the fantastic website openmiddle.com which I’ve blogged about before. 2. Exam Wrapper Thanks to Alice Leung (@aliceleung) for sharing an exam wrapper for students to complete after an assessment. I like it…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #91 – Education Article

Welcome to my 91st gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. World Cup Box PlotsThanks to Southborough Maths (@Mathsteam1) for sharing these box plots created by @johnwmillr. They show the distributions of height by position for players in the World Cup. They make for great discussions with students, and provide a nice demonstration of how box plots can help us make comparisons. I’ve been using a similar set of graphs…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #103 – Education Article

Welcome to my 103rd gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. SurdsI love teaching surds! Here’s a nice surds task from Peter Drysdale‏ (@pwdrysdale). It’s a multiplication table with lots of blanks to fill in. 2. Puzzles If you’re a fan of geometry puzzles, check out Ed Southall’s Instagram page where he has collated all his puzzles in one place, and continues to share new puzzles on a regular basis.…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #92 – Education Article

Welcome to my 92nd gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. The summer holidays are here – hurrah! Time to relax, have fun and let our mental and physical health recover before we go back for fresh starts with new classes in September. 1. Equivalent RatiosI like this equivalent ratios activity from Richard Tock (@ticktockmaths). Below is an extract showing some of the ratios that must be simplified and grouped. These…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #93 – Education Article

Welcome to my 93rd gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. It’s the summer holidays! Many of you will be on a Twitter break right now, so this post will fill you in on some things you might have missed in the last couple of weeks. It was in the summer holidays – four years ago this week- that I first started writing my gems posts. You can see…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #94 – Education Article

Welcome to my 94th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Resources PadletThere’s a huge number of maths resource websites available and it can be hard to keep track of them all. Thanks to Hannah (@missradders) for sharing a Padlet of resource websites which is well organised and really easy to use. There may be some websites here that you’ve not seen before so do explore. It’s a…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #102 – Education Article

Welcome to my 102nd gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Grade Boundaries and Exam DatesYou might have already seen Jonathan Hall’s (@StudyMaths) GCSE grade boundaries page. I find this page surprisingly useful! He has now updated it with the November 2018 grade boundaries. Also, don’t forget about the Exam Countdown page which is really useful for quickly checking exam dates. 2. Algebra ResourcesThanks to Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) for sharing…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #97 – Education Article

Welcome to my 97th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Loci Match Up Miss Konstantine (@GiftedBA) has shared a new loci activity. The square has side length 18cm, E is the midpoint of the square and the radius of the circle is 5cm. Students need to work out what colours match each statement, and find the area of each of the coloured sections. Alternatively you can give them…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #98 – Education Article

Welcome to my 98th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Area ActivityThanks to @MrNiksMathClass for sharing a nice activity in which students apply their knowledge of area formulae. Too often measurement problems become just an exercise in evaluating formulas. Make it more interesting by taking away all the numbers. In this example, students must find values (no repeats) for the dimensions so that all the shapes have…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #99 – Education Article

Welcome to my 99th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Non-Examples QuizzesI blogged about the new website nonexamples.com from Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) back in Gems 95. There are now some great new features on the website including Frayer Model templates and Multiple Choice Quizzes. The multiple choice quizzes come with a QLA allowing instant identification of misconceptions. On Twitter Bernie Westacott (@berniewestacott) described how he used the…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #96 – Education Article

Welcome to my 96th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Starting PointsChris McGrane (@ChrisMcGrane84) has started a new website startingpointsmaths.blogspot.com where he shares a collection of tasks and starting points to help teachers plan for richer and more effective learning experiences. The collection includes rich tasks and intelligent practice for topics from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5. There are loads of lovely activities to explore so do…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #95 – Education Article

Welcome to my 95th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Non-ExamplesNon-examples are a really good way of pre-empting common misconceptions and giving students unambiguous definitions and explanations. It’s great that Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) – creator of mathsbot.com and formtimeideas.com – has launched another new website: nonexamples.com. Knowing Jonathan this will grow quickly and become a really useful teaching tool. 2. Rich Number Tasks Thanks to Murat Tepe (@mappsandgrapps)…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #100 – Education Article

Welcome to my 100th gems post! This is a big milestone for me. I’ve published 327 posts since I started writing my blog four and a half years ago. One hundred of those posts have been part of my ‘Maths Gems’ series – each one has featured a selection of news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. When I joined Twitter I couldn’t believe how many ideas and resources were being shared by maths teachers everyday that weren’t being seen by…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #101 – Education Article

Happy New Year! Welcome to my 101st gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Euclid’s Elements Nicholas Rougeux (@rougeux) has made something incredible. He has recreated Byrne’s 1847 edition of Euclid’s Elements including interactive diagrams, cross references, and a new poster of all the original illustrations. You can read an in-depth blog post on how it was made here. It’s absolutely wonderful. 2. Retrieval Facts Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) added a retrieval facts…

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