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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #162

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #162
Welcome to my 162nd gems publish. This is the place I share some of the newest news, strategies and methods for maths teachers.

1. Scaffolded Jobs
Thank you to @JaggersMaths for sharing a remarkably available Pythagoras task with a lot of scaffolding.

And here’s an extract from another undertaking which is structured to make it both obtainable and challenging. Thanks to @scott_math83 for this set of chance tree questions.

2. Number Etymology Online video

@berniewestacott shared a lovely video ‘Why is Eleven not identified as Oneteeen?‘. This is a definitely interesting summary of some of the etymology of numbers. I adore this form of thing.

3. Angles
Trainer and undertaking designer @SegarRogers shared a established of intelligent angles duties created to give learners a deep being familiar with of complementary angles.

He tweeted his responsibilities in this article, below and below.

4. Indices

@giftedHKO shared an indices undertaking that she utilized with her 12 months 10s last 7 days. I’m also instructing this topic to Calendar year 10 at the instant, so this was a perfectly-timed tweet for me! She experienced them full a grid with all the powers of two by to 10 up to the fifth electrical power. This supported them in completing fractional indices concerns with larger sized quantities.

5. Fractions
@robertkaplinsky shared a challenge from openmiddle.com which could possibly be ideal for Year 7s doing fractions. This beautiful undertaking is published by @IanKerr_math.

I adore September – educating new courses is so enjoyable – but it’s usually manic and exhausting is just not it? I’ve been struggling with mixed feelings in my new role. I’m loving staying Head of Maths once again – I have completed this work right before so I truly feel extremely self-confident in the position, additionally I get to commit all my time concentrating on the factor I’m most passionate about (maths!). But at the similar time it truly is aggravating for me to step down from the senior management group right after 3 several years of placing my heart and soul into developing a new faculty. I know I am going to get used to it. I ought to maintain reminding myself of all the advantages of altering function – I no for a longer period invest two several hours a day on units and spreadsheet get the job done, simply because they’ve now hired a info officer to do these factors. Instead, I have been swamped with 12 months 11s inquiring for aid with maths at just about every option (we’ve not had Yr 11 in this college prior to, so this is a novelty for us!). So I’m even now just as hectic as I employed to be, but I imagine my skills is staying set to superior use now. I could blog individually about some of the items I have presently performed in my potential of Head of Maths, and some of the points I have prepared, as this may possibly support aid new Heads of Maths. Observe this space.

A further thing I’m massively savoring this 12 months is educating AQA’s Certificate in More Maths GCSE. 6 yrs back, my timetable was largely A degree. I now haven’t taught A level for so lengthy, I would neglected how a great deal I appreciate it. Certificate in More Maths is just not A amount, but I’m instructing things like Binomial Expansion and Trig Identities, which I like. I have a course of 31 keen mathematicians who meet up with immediately after school just about every Wednesday. It can be likely to be a rush to get by the content material – this week we were carrying out some do the job on exact trig values and I found that their fluency in doing work with surds is not really the place I predicted it to be – but I think I am heading to completely adore instructing this program.

Here are some matters from Twitter that you may well have missed in the very last pair of weeks:

  • @mathsaurus shared his totally free on line class to assist college students get ready for the UKMT Senior Maths Problem which consider sites on 4th October 2022
  • @Ridermeister shared his trouble resolving booklet containing 151 problems aimed at 12 months 13s who want to get ready for a college interview in Arithmetic.
  • @PiXLMattTheApp shared a software to develop a bespoke maths e-newsletter in 30 seconds! With this tool you can generate a e-newsletter that could be sent dwelling to mother and father or applied as a form time action.

In other information, I loved carrying my new mathsy Popsy gown ‘Marva‘ at faculty previous week. I will use it again on our Open Day in a few of weeks. Colleagues hold asking me how many maths dresses I have. Five! A single for every day of the week.

I glance forward to viewing you all at some of the conferences coming up in the Autumn expression. I’ll be performing a new ‘Topics in Depth’ presentation on spot at #mathsconf30 in Manchester on 15th October (I hope! I’ve booked a educate to Manchester, but because of to challenges with the prepare operator, there are at the moment no trains home on Saturday or Sunday. This is tense!). I am also talking at the Pixl Maths Conference at The Oval on 12th Oct. And if you function for Harris, I am talking about Important Stage 3 obstacle at the Harris Federation Oct Conference at the ExCeL Centre on 14th Oct. Even though crafting this I have realised that I’ve unintentionally agreed to do 3 conference shows in a person 7 days! Oops – seems extreme! Fortunately I will be on 50 percent-expression the adhering to week to recover.

I’ll go away you with this surdic expression to simplify –  your GCSE students may possibly take pleasure in this. This was shared by @mathisstillfun, a terrific account to follow for normal maths troubles.