R.A.G. Update

2019-11-04T00:49:04+00:00January 7th, 2019|Blog, Resources|

This post is intended to be used for us to signpost people to a "sort of" set of instructions on how to access and generate the R.A.G. paper functionality that we've developed - an overview is also available on the R.A.G. tab at the top of this webpage. Essentially, the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Episode 3

2019-09-20T23:57:41+00:00September 20th, 2019|Podcast|

Tom Hanks... 3 weeks into 2019/20 - where’s those 3 weeks gone! Listen out for the point where Mel sees a squirrel.

Episode 2

2019-09-09T21:23:19+00:00September 7th, 2019|Podcast|

The one where Mel and Seager discuss the highs and lows of week 1 (and not what they were meant to discuss!)

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 [...]

Episode 1

2019-08-30T23:20:35+00:00August 30th, 2019|Podcast|

The Pilot Episode of Just Two Maths Teachers Talking … where we discuss the upcoming new year, grade boundaries and the Supergroup. This is genuinely just myself and Seager sat having a chinwag! No editing, no plush equipment, just the two of us with an idea to discuss all things [...]

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 [...]