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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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90 Brilliant Would You Rather Questions For Kids – Education Article

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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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Fifteen Fun Phonemic Awareness Activities and Games For Kids – Education Article

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Resourceaholic: Foundation Tier Revision Resources – Education Article

I’ve been teaching a fair amount of Foundation tier GCSE this year. It feels like there are fewer revision resources available for Foundation tier compared to Higher tier, so I’ve collected some together in this post for ease of access. There’s nothing new here – it’s all in my epic GCSE revision resources collection – but hopefully this post will remind teachers of some of the things that are available to use in the classroom in the last few weeks before…

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15 Exciting (and Cheap) Indoor Birthday Party Games To Try – Education Article

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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 #105 – Education Article

Welcome to my 105th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. MathsPadAs usual James and Nicola from MathsPad have shared lots of excellent resources with subscribers in their monthly update. Their pie chart tool is great! This month they also shared a free set of fun cross-sequences puzzles that you can access even if you don’t subscribe. I’ve added this to my algebra resource library. 2. Similar Triangles Problem…

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Why Choose Edublogs? Learn how teachers, students, and schools can publish online – Education Article

Home > Resources To Introduce Edublogs To Others We know many Edublogs users have introduced their colleagues to the platform in a staff meeting, team meeting, or professional development session. Some educators also like to give parents an overview of Edublogs during parent information evenings or school council meetings. To make it easier for teachers to share the power of Edublogs with others, we’ve put together some resources. Overview Presentation This overview of Edublogs can be viewed as a Google…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #106 – Education Article

Welcome to my 106th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Maths4EveryoneI have written about David Morse’s (@Maths4Everyone) resources a number of times before. I use them a lot in lessons, particularly his packs of GCSE questions by topic. Up until now I have always accessed them through TES, but now David has updated his website so his free primary and secondary resources are easily accessible without a…

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15 Unmatched Outdoor Birthday Party Games For Kids – Education Article

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What is Dual Coding Theory? – Education Article

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is dual coding and why is it so important for teachers to know? Every teacher disseminates knowledge, but very few have ever been taught how best to impart knowledge effectively so that pupils can understand and apply it. Having the awareness of what dual coding can do, will make you a better teacher. First hypothesized by Allan Paivio in 1971, Dual Coding Theory – a theory of cognition and how we think – uses the…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #108 – Education Article

Welcome to my 108th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. SMP Christian Bokhove (@cbokhove) and his team have been working on this project for a while so it’s exciting to see the launch of smp2.co.uk. They have created PDFs of dozens of old SMP maths textbooks and booklets. Read about the aims of the project here. Click ‘Access to SMP’ to register and download the materials. It’s free…

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Resourceaholic: Map Scale – Education Article

This question on map scale in AQA’s 2018 Foundation tier GCSE paper was answered really badly: Most students had no idea. In fact, they would have done better if they’d just guessed. The most common answer given was 1:1000. The question requires students to understand two things: how to convert from cm to km.  how to interpret a map scale given as a ratio with no units (eg knowing that 1:100000 means that 1cm on the map represents 100,000cm in…

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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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