September 2017

Carnival of Mathematics – 149

2017-09-17T11:18:58+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Blog, Teaching|

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Aperiodical Carnival of Mathematics! The Carnival is a monthly roundup of exciting mathematical blog posts. Last month, it was hosted by Kartik at Comfortably Numbered and this month, it is my honour to host it here.   But first, I thought I’d start with [...]

A little every day – September 2017

2017-09-01T14:39:37+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Teaching|

Here you go … calendar:  Monthly Maths - September 2017 The original post containing the sheet for August 2017 can be found here and the Solutions (for August 2017) are available here – > Monthly Maths - August 2017 v2 - SOLUTIONS

August 2017

July 2017

End of year pub quiz

2017-07-09T19:59:09+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Resources, Teaching|

I've updated my usual end of year "pub quiz" that I will be doing with my very last lesson with my groups. I'm a real grouch and generally try to keep them going as long as I can until I relent and do something "fun" ... Anyway, i thought I'd share [...]

June 2017

Surface Area and Volume Revision

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 June 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 [...]

April 2017

February 2017

Someone sent me an email …

2017-07-02T19:57:04+00:00 February 1st, 2017|From the Coal Face, Teaching|

I’ve written before about the pressure of making the right/wrong tiering decision -> here but an email I received this week (more about that below) coincided with something I found in the board meeting papers from Ofqual last week that made me go … hmmmmmmmmmmmm then grrrrrrrrrr. The specific piece [...]

September 2016

Code Breakers

2017-07-02T19:57:06+00:00 September 10th, 2016|1 - Number, Blog, Resources, Teaching|

We've been thinking about the questions we want students to work through when we get them doing some "actual" work with our "super group" (we team teach a mahoosive group in year 11). After we've done the whole class explanation we usually get them practising a similar question (or questions) [...]

Elegantly simple

2017-07-02T19:57:06+00:00 September 6th, 2016|1 - Number, Blog, Teaching|

In all the years that I have known Seager he still manages to pull "a blinder" that takes me by surprise and today was one of those days. I'd asked him for an idea to use with year 7 which involved them just "playing with numbers". It was their first [...]