What we know and what we don’t – THE FACTS!

March 6th, 2016|Blog|

I'd like to have called this post .. the truth, the whole truth and ... ummmm ... what we don't yet know! Further to my post last night in which I mention not being able to keep "my gob shut" I have collated some FAQs (and thanks to Emma Bell for [...]

9-1 Exam questions by topic – BOTH TIERS

January 3rd, 2016|AQA, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Resources, WJEC|

The below are all the questions collated by topic that appear on BOTH TIERS from the below samples and specimens: AQA – Sample Assessment Material, Practice set 1 and 2 OCR – Sample Assessment Material and Practice set 1 Pearson Edexcel – Sample Assessment Material, Specimen set 1 and set 2. [...]

9-1 Exam questions by topic – HIGHER TIER – version 2

December 21st, 2015|AQA, Blog, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, WJEC|

The below are all the HIGHER TIER questions collated by topic from: AQA – Sample Assessment Material and Practice set 1 and 2  OCR – Sample Assessment Material and Practice set 1 Pearson Edexcel – Sample Assessment Material, Specimen set 1 and Specimen set 2. WJEC Eduqas – Sample Assessment Material [...]

9-1 Exam Questions by topic … Foundation – VERSION 3

November 29th, 2015|AQA, Blog, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, WJEC|

The below are all the questions from: AQA – Sample Assessment Material and Practice set 1 and 2 OCR – Sample Assessment Material and Practice set 1 Pearson Edexcel – Sample Assessment Material, Specimen set 1 and Specimen set 2. WJEC Eduqas – Sample Assessment Material Please note that these [...]

Date for your diary

September 12th, 2016|Blog, Edexcel|

I was meant to send out a reminder to the next Edexcel collaborative network meeting at Alcester Academy this morning but had a disaster to avert. It's one of my "super powers" allegedly: I was woken up earlier than usual, to be told that we had no water - a [...]

Blown Away – Our WINNERS!

September 12th, 2016|Blog, Resources|

Last night I drew names out of my hat for the giveaway competition the JustMaths "boys" announced a week or so ago. OK so it wasn't a real hat but I did print off my spreadsheet and cut every entry up into slips - as Sunday progressed and responses kept [...]

Teach GCSE Resit in FE?

September 11th, 2016|Blog, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1|

If you are teaching Maths in FE then resits are very close to your heart. Students now have to continue to study Maths if they haven't achieved a grade C in Maths when they move to post-16 education. If they get a D they have to do GCSE and below [...]

Code Breakers

September 10th, 2016|1 - Number, Blog, Resources, Teaching|

We've been thinking about the questions we want students to work through when we get them doing some "actual" work with our "super group" (we team teach a mahoosive group in year 11). After we've done the whole class explanation we usually get them practising a similar question (or questions) [...]

Elegantly simple

September 6th, 2016|1 - Number, Blog, Teaching|

In all the years that I have known Seager he still manages to pull "a blinder" that takes me by surprise and today was one of those days. I'd asked him for an idea to use with year 7 which involved them just "playing with numbers". It was their first [...]

TeachMeet Core

September 4th, 2016|Blog, Edexcel, Teaching|

I have a confession ... I've never been to a TeachMeet. Is that wrong? Oh ok ... actually I've been to one but spent the whole time chatting to an old friend in the corridor catching up! Oops! However I am about to put that right on the 14th September [...]

GRRRRR!!

September 3rd, 2016|3 - Shape, Teaching|

This time I'm "grrr'ing" (it IS now a word!) with laughter. Last night the JustMaths team met up to finalise some things for the launch of the Super60 next weekend and the boys thought it would be funny to write this post .... yes, I was there but thought they [...]

the Super 60

September 2nd, 2016|Blog, NEW GCSE 9-1, Resources, Teaching|

UPDATE: COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! We have been overwhelmed with the response and thank you to everyone that emailed/tweeted/commented or liked our Facebook page. Humbled doesn't even come close! It's Friday night and the JustMaths team are sat in a pub for our regular meeting (drinking diet coke and orange [...]

A little bit every day – SEPT 2016

September 1st, 2016|From the Coal Face, Resources, Teaching|

File for September and also solutions for August: Monthly Maths - September Monthly Maths -August - SOLUTIONS I'm ready to get back to work, I know everyone is different but for me the point when I haven't a clue what day of the week it is means I need to get [...]

Don’t Panic !

September 1st, 2016|DFE, Ofqual, Uncategorized|

I've edited this post to make it a bit clearer! As you do ... I have been looking at the DFE and Ofqual publications page of the .gov site (I used to read books before sleeping now I read this sh1te! .. no seriously!) and I came across something that [...]