Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #159

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #159
Welcome to my 159th gems put up. This is where I share some of the hottest information, strategies and resources for maths academics. 

1. Proportional Associations
@nathanday314 shared some questions that he employed in a Calendar year 9 lesson. He claims they provoked fantastic discussion amongst his students. Discover the connections between each individual issue.

2. Spot of Trapezium

3. Circle Theorems and Similarity

I like these Higher GCSE questions shared by @DrPMaths.

4. Using Geogebra
@Mr_Rowlandson has produced an exceptional teaching booklet for secondary maths lecturers who are understanding how to use Geogebra. Many thanks Paul! 

5. Pie Charts and Bearings

@giftedHKO shared hundreds of exceptional methods at #mathsconf29. I significantly like this intelligent bearings job:

And this attractive proportional wondering job on pie charts:


It looks like a ridiculously extended time considering the fact that my final publish. I are unable to manage the workload that my position provides in the 2nd 50 percent of the summer time period (timetabling, operating assessments and stories, principal transition, etcetera etcetera, and all with no the luxury of received time because we only have Several years 7 to 10!). Luckily following year things will be distinctive, as I am altering roles, and I hope to be able to give resourceaholic more of my time.

In spite of the troubles of the summer time time period, I did (of training course!) make time for mathsconf final weekend. I have completed a mathsconf just about every June due to the fact 2015. I really like it when these conferences take spot in Kettering mainly because it can be so effortless to get to by prepare (other than when you can find a nationwide teach strike…).

Thank you to everyone who attended my discuss ‘Challenge in Just about every Topic’ which I significantly relished scheduling and delivering. It was just one of my favourites. I’ve determined not to share the slides below so I can repeat the workshop at conferences in the long term, but delegates have been despatched the slides by La Salle.

I also experienced the privilege of attending the MEI Convention on Thursday and Friday. I was presented two times away from school to go to this, which I am extremely grateful for. The meeting was sponsored by Casio who not only presented the finest meeting goody luggage ever (like Casio hoodies!) but also funded seemingly endless wine with the convention supper! Yay for Casio. 

The MEI Meeting has a really distinct vibe to the Saturday mathsconfs. It really is a lot more tutorial, moves at a diverse rate and feels really collaborative (there were being plenty of prospects to have deep, reflective discussions with both equally fellow teachers and maths schooling professionals). 

I had a great time at both of those functions, and now have a great deal of thoughts buzzing in my head for September.

I also savored carrying my two new maths t shirts to these conferences! (each from Redbubble – I finished up obtaining a person for cost-free because they messed up my purchase!).

Below are a couple matters you might have missed in the latest months:

  • Sparx Maths has developed a totally free 12 months 6 – Year 7 Changeover Booklet. Here they have collated a record of 130 concerns to guidance 12 months 6 students’ transitioning into 12 months 7. You can download it listed here.
  • La Salle recently unveiled a absolutely free 128-webpage Process Booklet. It can be a collection of meticulously crafted responsibilities which aim to advertise mathematical imagining and behaviour in the classroom.

I system to write a several website posts around summer months about obstacle at Vital Stage 3, so do search out for them.

Ultimately, have you witnessed the charming new maths sets from Helix? They sent me a couple to try out out. I adore the colors, and the simple fact they are made from recycled components. Many thanks Helix!