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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #161

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #161
Welcome to my 161st gems article. This is the place I share some of the most up-to-date news, strategies and means for maths lecturers.

1. Mathematicians Display

For a lot more classroom and corridor displays for maths departments, see my shows web site. 

2. Vectors Activity

It is often good to see new material on my favourite website MathsPad. They have now concluded their curriculum booklets for all of Calendar year 7, 8 and 9. These booklets are complete of excellent tasks – I use them all the time.
I also enjoy their new no cost Vectors & Quadrilaterals Worksheets. The thought is to do the job out which type of quadrilateral will be formed if you comply with a sequence of vectors. This offers follow operating with vectors although prompting thinking about whether pairs of vectors are equal in length, parallel or perpendicular, and encouraging psychological visualisation. There are two ranges of issue.

3. Certification in Further Maths Means

In my last submit I pointed out that I’ve established up a new webpage linking to Certificate in Even more Maths resources. This can be accessed from the principal menu at the prime of my website. Considering the fact that then, I have added a few additional methods to this page:

4. GCSE Revision 

In the Autumn term @MrsEVCartwright gives her Calendar year 11 college students a revision sheet for each 7 days on a subject protected so considerably in the system. Just about every sheet has a recap of the key tips and procedures, adopted by some issues to finish for homework that week. You can download this useful resource from TES.

Again in Gems 155 I shared a different GCSE revision resource – PowerPoint information made up of GCSE maths issues by matter for OCR, Edexcel and AQA. I subsequently awarded it a Gem Award for ‘Most Beneficial Resource’ simply because I use it all the time in my GCSE lesson preparing. @gcse_math has now shared this resource on its own internet site – gcsemathsquestions.co.british isles. If you missed this previously in the 12 months, do examine it out.

5. Place Value


Resource Libraries

If you are new to educating then you could possibly not know about my resource libraries which consist of listings of assets for Vital Phases 3 to 5, organised by subject matter. I use these libraries each individual working day when organizing lessons as they give a rapid way to browse good quality totally free assets. 

I try out to maintain my Critical Phase 3 and 4 libraries current on an ongoing basis, and when I begin training A level all over again up coming 12 months I am going to do some perform on my A amount libraries also. Hyperlinks from time to time get broken when individuals shift or delete their sources – if you obtain a broken url then do enable me know! 

I also increase new assets reasonably consistently. For case in point I’ve lately extra more one-way links to resources from Dr Austin Maths including duties for indices, conventional sort, factorising quadratics, inequalities and graphs.

The fastest way to accessibility my useful resource libraries when you might be organizing lessons is employing the menu throughout the leading of my site.


I’ve predominantly been executing Diy more than summer and am now a little bit fed up with portray. My residence is in disarray (I at this time really don’t have a bed room!) so I’m searching ahead to returning to university on Thursday. I experienced a seriously pretty crack though, which bundled a very sunny loved ones vacation in a cottage in Cornwall, and a good evening out with maths teachers at Jamie Frost’s home (thanks @nkl_17 for the picture!).

I’m hunting ahead to conference my new courses next Monday. I will be educating Yr 7, 8, 10 and 11, plus I have a Certificate in Further Maths course who will have classes right after college. My school 1st opened four yrs in the past, so Summer 2023 will be our to start with ever GCSE final results. It truly is a big 12 months for us! This year we will also be location up our new A degree programs ready for subsequent September. In a pair of months we are going to be promotion for a Key Stage 5 Coordinator to be part of our maths office – view this space if you’re intrigued in applying!

Excellent luck to everybody starting in new colleges this 7 days, significantly ECTs, and superior luck to those people of you embarking on instructor coaching. September is these kinds of an fascinating thirty day period.