August 2020

The worst boy band ever??

2020-09-06T20:04:18+01:00August 28th, 2020|Blog|

So today marks a massive achievement for us at JustMaths and the Kanga Boys (Kangaroo Maths = Steve Lomax and Matt Nixon) … we took delivery of the first edition of the Ready? Set? Go! The Crossover "thing". I have written about the ideas behind it here and also how [...]

April 2020

ITT Support …. Session 1

2020-04-28T09:14:56+01:00April 28th, 2020|AQA, Blog, DFE, Ofqual|

Morning! Just a quick post to share some resources  …  following the realisation that ITT students were not going to be able to finish their final teaching placement a few weeks ago, I put out a tweet. I'd been thinking about how nervous most teachers get after just six weeks [...]

March 2020

May be of use …

2020-03-15T23:00:44+00:00March 15th, 2020|Blog, Edexcel, Resources, Teaching|

We are facing uncertain times - if you do nothing else tomorrow at work tell your headteacher that they are appreciated - for some (most!) of them this week will have been amongst some of the toughest times they will have faced and it doesn't look like it will get [...]

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 [...]

July 2019

Digital Detox

2019-07-31T02:25:50+01:00July 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 [...]

A little every day – July 2019

2019-07-02T19:10:03+01:00July 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+01:00July 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