Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #160

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #160
Welcome to my 160th gems article. This is exactly where I share some of the newest information, thoughts and methods for maths instructors.

1. Algebra Warm-Ups
@geoffkrall shared a year’s value of algebra warm-ups. These are created to fit with the US curriculum the place college students analyze maths in discrete chunks, which is very distinct to the technique we just take in the British isles. In the US, learners study a study course in Algebra, then Geometry, then Algebra 2. Geoff points out in his weblog put up that he made this established of warm ups to support students hold their algebra expertise refreshing through their geometry program. Thank you Geoff!

I have set up a new web page for Certificate of Additional Maths sources right here. This is connected from the primary menu at the top rated of my site for simple accessibility.

3. New Resources from Dr Austin

Prolific resource maker @draustinmaths has shared hundreds of superb new jobs on her web site. This includes tasks on reverse percentages, constructions, established notation, quartiles, cumulative frequency, pie charts, bar charts and vectors.

4. Adverse Quantity Hook

Julia’s most current addition is this fantastic movie about the depth of the ocean from MetaBallStudios. This could possibly get the job done nicely in a lesson on negative figures.

5. Percentages

Thank you to @nathanday314 for sharing some fantastic percentages sources. Look at out this thread for extra like this, and one-way links to the responsibilities that inspired these methods. 

Back again to School 

These webpages are often popular in August and September:

  • My Year 7 Maths Activities post which functions strategies for 1st classes with Year 7
  • My Displays site which is made up of hundreds of wonderful maths shows for corridors and classrooms


I have designed a new webpage listing maths education conferences in 2022/23. There is not significantly on it nevertheless, so make sure you let me know of any forthcoming conferences that I can insert.

Did you see that Rob Eastaway has teamed up with Shakespeare improviser Rebecca MacMillan to run a series of talks for Important Stage 4 learners in Birmingham in November? Significantly Ado About Numbers – Maths & Shakespeare provides a unique option for a joint trip for Maths, English and History departments. I wager it will be outstanding.

I formally complete my Assistant Principal job and turn into Head of Maths on 1st September. I used the very first week of the holidays getting trapped into Head of Maths things, which I comprehensively loved. I manufactured a amount of curriculum alterations, rewrote our strategies of get the job done, made assessments, prepared 1st lessons, that sort of thing… I’ve also invested some time setting up classes for Certification of Even further Maths which I’ll be training for the initially time from September. I have a course of 32 great Calendar year 11 mathematicians raring to go. Immediately after using a four year crack from teaching A degree to set up a new college, it can be lovely to have calculus again in my lifestyle. And trig identities! As significantly as I’ve savored concentrating on Key Stages 3 and 4 for the past couple of decades, these topics are my joyful put.

I am off on vacation with my family members for two months tomorrow – we’re heading to a cottage in Cornwall. I cannot wait. When I get back, I’m looking ahead to a couple of chilled months at the end of August, which includes catching up with maths lecturers at Dr Frost’s triannual beverages.

I’ll go away you with this photo tweeted by @p_millerd. I know a great deal of individuals who’ll relate to this!