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November 2019

Knowing when to open up …

2019-11-05T00:42:47+00:00November 5th, 2019|Personal|

Type. Delete. Type. Delete. Having had a half term break last week where I spent most of it trying (and seemingly failing!) to catch up on JustMaths stuff, today was a tough day back at work. No tougher than lots of you would have found it but I came home [...]

October 2019

Command Words (2 of 4)

2019-10-29T21:24:45+00:00October 29th, 2019|AQA, Blog, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1|

This is the second in a series of posts about literacy in maths. I mentioned in my previous post that this post would explain more about tier 1, 2, and 3 words and also include some further analysis in relation to the higher tier papers. If you are looking for [...]

Command Words (1 of 4)

2019-10-29T21:05:43+00:00October 24th, 2019|AQA, Blog, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Ofqual|

I know! I know! I know! Its been a while but I’ve been busy don’t you know? To which I can almost hear you, dear reader saying “Haven’t we all?” … This is the first of two three four blog posts about the language used in exams … I’ve split [...]

September 2019

JustaRoo??

2019-09-06T20:43:14+00:00September 6th, 2019|Resources|

At one of the early maths conferences I attended, a guy came up to me and introduced himself. Nothing unusual about that I know but this is where Twitter has changed things massively; we talk to each other all the time and then when you meet people in person, the [...]

July 2019

Digital Detox

2019-07-31T02:25:50+00:00July 31st, 2019|Blog, Personal|

At the end of every year, in the first week of the summer holidays I like to get away. For me it’s a way of resetting the clock and spending some much-needed time with my (long-suffering!?!?!) husband – we could just stay at home and lock away the world but [...]

The end is in sight ..

2019-07-04T01:03:06+00:00July 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

As the year end gets within touching distance it is all too easy to count the days and I try not to do this. - that's not to say I don't do it, I just try not to! Time will pass regardless and by counting the days to the next [...]

A little every day – July 2019

2019-07-02T19:10:03+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Blog, Resources|

  Below you will find two versions of the monthly maths calendar : Julys “normal” crossover version: – > Monthly Maths - 31 - July 2019 - Crossover Julys “number skills” version (shown below): – > Monthly Maths - 31 - July 2019 - Number Skills The original post containing [...]

A little every day – June 2019

2019-07-02T19:08:51+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Blog, Resources, Uncategorized|

Below you will find two versions of the monthly maths calendar : Junes “normal” crossover version: – > Monthly Maths - 30 - June 2019 - Crossover Junes “number skills” version (shown below): – > Monthly Maths - 30 - June 2019 - Number Skills The original post containing the [...]

June 2019

May 2019