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February 2019

Is learning maths really so different?

2019-02-27T18:58:03+00:00February 27th, 2019|From the Coal Face|

I’m going to say something that is probably going to be widely contentious. Learning maths is different to other subjects … ok … so I probably need to add some provisos and context. Generally, I don’t have the privilege of teaching high flying groups (out of choice mainly!) and so [...]

January 2019


2019-01-25T00:13:25+00:00January 24th, 2019|Blog, From the Coal Face, Teaching|

I've not blogged as much as I'd like recently. I suppose I've also got a little out of the habit because life gets in the way and I'm being kept busy with "stuff". We've been mega busy on a (not so) Top Secret project that seems to have expanded beyond [...]

A little every day – January 2019

2019-01-03T11:56:53+00:00January 3rd, 2019|From the Coal Face, Resources|

Happy New Year! Below you will find two versions of the monthly maths calendar : Januarys “normal” version: – > Monthly Maths - Jan 2019 Januarys “number skills” version (shown below): – > Monthly Maths - January 2019 - Number Skills The original post containing the sheets for December can be [...]

November 2018

So I asked a question …

2018-11-18T20:40:34+00:00November 18th, 2018|Blog, From the Coal Face, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1, Teaching|

Mock season is upon us. People everywhere are drowning in papers.  Amidst all this marking I asked the above question on Twitter, with regards what people say to the students when they are lining up waiting to go into their exam. The original question was prompted by my gaffer but [...]

August 2018