May 22, 2024


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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #160

Welcome to my 160th gems write-up. This is wherever I share some of the hottest information, tips and sources for maths instructors.

1. Algebra Heat-Ups
@geoffkrall shared a year’s truly worth of algebra warm-ups. These are designed to healthy with the US curriculum where by students research maths in discrete chunks, which is quite unique to the strategy we choose in the Uk. In the US, students research a course in Algebra, then Geometry, then Algebra 2. Geoff explains in his web site submit that he built this established of heat ups to enable students retain their algebra abilities refreshing all over their geometry course. Thank you Geoff!

I have set up a new website page for Certification of Even more Maths assets below. This is linked from the main menu at the top of my website for simple obtain.

3. New Sources from Dr Austin

Prolific resource maker @draustinmaths has shared masses of superb new jobs on her web site. This features jobs on reverse percentages, constructions, established notation, quartiles, cumulative frequency, pie charts, bar charts and vectors.

4. Destructive Selection Hook

Julia’s most the latest addition is this outstanding online video about the depth of the ocean from MetaBallStudios. This could operate effectively in a lesson on negative numbers.

5. Percentages

Thank you to @nathanday314 for sharing some superb percentages assets. Check out out this thread for much more like this, and hyperlinks to the responsibilities that inspired these means. 

Again to School 

These internet pages are constantly well-liked in August and September:

  • My Year 7 Maths Activities post which attributes suggestions for to start with classes with Year 7
  • My Displays site which is made up of masses of wonderful maths shows for corridors and lecture rooms


I’ve created a new page listing maths instruction conferences in 2022/23. There is certainly not substantially on it yet, so remember to allow 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 Phase 4 pupils in Birmingham in November? Much Ado About Quantities – Maths & Shakespeare offers a exclusive possibility for a joint vacation for Maths, English and Historical past departments. I guess it will be amazing.

I officially finish my Assistant Principal position and turn out to be Head of Maths on 1st September. I used the initially week of the holidays finding stuck into Head of Maths stuff, which I completely relished. I manufactured a variety of curriculum alterations, rewrote our strategies of do the job, developed assessments, planned first classes, that variety of point… I’ve also used some time planning classes for Certificate of Further Maths which I will be teaching for the initially time from September. I have a course of 32 outstanding Yr 11 mathematicians raring to go. After taking a 4 yr split from instructing A stage to set up a new school, it can be lovely to have calculus again in my existence. And trig identities! As substantially as I have enjoyed concentrating on Essential Phases 3 and 4 for the final several decades, these subjects are my pleased position.

I am off on holiday with my relatives for two months tomorrow – we’re heading to a cottage in Cornwall. I are unable to wait. When I get again, I’m hunting forward to a couple of chilled months at the finish of August, together with catching up with maths teachers at Dr Frost’s triannual drinks.

I am going to go away you with this photo tweeted by @p_millerd. I know a great deal of people today who’ll relate to this!