November 2015

March 2014

Elimination is banned

2014-03-18T19:34:42+00:00March 17th, 2014|2 - Algebra, Blog, Resources|

Let's just say that today was an awful day and not one I want to repeat. I'm not going into detail but I've come home and feel immensely proud of our students and am proud to be part of such a professional and compassionate teaching staff. Lets just leave it at that. [...]

September 2013

Trial & Improvement

2013-09-24T20:07:08+01:00September 24th, 2013|2 - Algebra, Blog, Resources, Teaching|

Been meaning to post about this since I did the exam marking in the summer, but have been seriously busy (haven't we all?) and just as I'm about to revise T&I with some of my one to one students its prompted me to finish the post that was started so [...]

August 2013

May 2013

Sequences .. (Q5 Mar’13 H N/Calc)

2013-05-28T21:29:43+01:00May 27th, 2013|2 - Algebra, Blog, Edexcel, Teaching|

As part of my "mastery" (not sure if that's the right word!) series of lessons with my year 10's - I've put this worksheet together for my students that didn't get Q5 on the Edexcel March 2013 non calculator paper correct, but will be equally useful for anyone that is teaching sequences. Only [...]

Laws of Indices

2013-06-26T22:20:12+01:00May 27th, 2013|1 - Number, 2 - Algebra, Blog, Edexcel, Resources|

Further to my post yesterday I’ve put this worksheet together for my students that didn’t get Q9 on the Edexcel March 2013 non calculator paper correct, but will be equally useful for anyone that is teaching indices - it includes a "must. should and could" style exercise before the students attempt the exam [...]

“Mastering” the March 2013 H papers …

2013-06-24T21:56:33+01:00May 25th, 2013|1 - Number, 2 - Algebra, 3 - Shape, 4 - Data, 5 - Misc., Edexcel, Resources, Teaching, Uncategorized|

UPDATED 6th June 2013 There have been some interesting tweets and blogs recently about students inability to recall prior learning after a period of time and some people would suggest that students should (or shouldn't) move on with their learning once they have "mastered" a topic or keep working on [...]

Expanding and simplify 2

2013-05-11T10:31:23+01:00May 11th, 2013|2 - Algebra, Blog, Resources|

The attached (and solution) has been put together as an extension to an earlier connect 4 I made for this subject. The idea is that students can be pushed on once they are confident with simple expanding and simplifying  - if I get through both of these in one lesson with my year [...]