July 2017

End of year pub quiz

2017-07-09T19:59:09+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Resources, Teaching|

I've updated my usual end of year "pub quiz" that I will be doing with my very last lesson with my groups. I'm a real grouch and generally try to keep them going as long as I can until I relent and do something "fun" ... Anyway, i thought I'd share [...]

June 2017

Surface Area and Volume Revision

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 June 10th, 2017|3 - Shape, Resources, Teaching|

Looking for something for that last minute revision lesson? Yeah .. me too! Having emailed out the bumper papers to parents, I put the mark-schemes on our VLE and then as a catch-all for the students that me and Seager teach, I ran around like a mad-woman during period 5 giving them [...]

April 2017

February 2017

Someone sent me an email …

2017-07-02T19:57:04+00:00 February 1st, 2017|From the Coal Face, Teaching|

I’ve written before about the pressure of making the right/wrong tiering decision -> here but an email I received this week (more about that below) coincided with something I found in the board meeting papers from Ofqual last week that made me go … hmmmmmmmmmmmm then grrrrrrrrrr. The specific piece [...]

September 2016

Code Breakers

2017-07-02T19:57:06+00:00 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

2017-07-02T19:57:06+00:00 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

2017-07-02T19:57:06+00:00 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!!

2017-07-02T19:57:16+00:00 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

2017-07-02T19:57:16+00:00 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 [...]