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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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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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