November 2018

June 2017

Surface Area and Volume Revision

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00June 10th, 2017|3 - Shape, Resources, Teaching|

Looking for something for that last minute revision lesson? Yeah .. me too! Having emailed out the bumper papers to parents, I put the mark-schemes on our VLE and then as a catch-all for the students that me and Seager teach, I ran around like a mad-woman during period 5 giving them [...]

May 2017

September 2016


2017-07-02T19:57:16+00:00September 3rd, 2016|3 - Shape, Teaching|

This time I'm "grrr'ing" (it IS now a word!) with laughter. Last night the JustMaths team met up to finalise some things for the launch of the Super60 next weekend and the boys thought it would be funny to write this post .... yes, I was there but thought they [...]

January 2014

Vectors Whodunnit

2014-01-30T23:11:06+00:00January 25th, 2014|3 - Shape, Blog|

I've been teaching vectors with year 11 this week and whilst I have a snakes and ladders game that I use to get them started, any worksheets I've found usually comprise of exam style questions and they're pretty boring looking. Don't get me wrong I know they need to practice, [...]

December 2013

Busy making resources ..

2014-01-28T00:30:06+00:00December 27th, 2013|3 - Shape, Blog, Resources|

I quite often duck when I hear or read the words on an email "I don't suppose you have something for teaching ... " but then have a hunt around and find something that fits the bill. However, when approached for something about "3d shapes" for the Guardian I could only find [...]

September 2013

DIY homework

2016-02-15T13:41:36+00:00September 12th, 2013|3 - Shape, Blog, Resources, Teaching|

I posted a blog a few weeks ago in which I collated a load of homework ideas from Twitterworld - here's the post - (thank you to all the amazing tweeters, who made suggestions) one of the ideas from @sarahestocker, that I said I was going to try was getting students to [...]

August 2013

July 2013

Must, Should & Could #2

2013-08-04T22:04:31+00:00July 30th, 2013|3 - Shape, Blog, Resources|

I've blogged before about the use of "Must, Should and Could" (here) and the use of these specific terms still doesn't sit right with me - I still believe that all students should be able to achieve all the lesson objectives but to varying degrees. In practice this is difficult (read [...]

June 2013

Angle Facts Connect 4

2013-06-09T09:20:15+00:00June 9th, 2013|3 - Shape, Blog, Edexcel, Resources|

We are nearly there!! The maths exams start and finish this week and then everything our students have worked towards is over. It is then, a waiting game until August - but we still have 8 hours of revision to get through - last week I taught the same topic [...]