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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #151

Welcome to my 151st gems put up. That is the place I share a few of the newest information, concepts and sources for maths academics.

1. Interwoven Maths

@nathanday314 has launched one other good new web site. is a repository for duties interweaving completely different maths matters collectively. Questions are fastidiously chosen to disclose the buildings underpinning and connecting the completely different matters. The web site contains totally editable PowerPoints and options. Academics are invited to submit their very own duties.

2. Beginning Level Maths

Listed below are two examples. The primary is a scaffolded job for individuals who train the grouping methodology for factorising non-monic quadratics.

And here is a job on fraction addition

4. Equation Fixing
@jshmtn shared a good suggestion for equation fixing observe. This exercise creates 45 potential inquiries to reply.

The staff at MathsPad have now printed 12 months 8 booklets for Expressions, Angles, Space & Quantity, and Forming & Fixing Equations. There are extra booklets nonetheless to come back. These booklets are packed stuffed with workouts and puzzles. This is an instance of an exercise of their space booklet:

And here is an important puzzle from their equations booklet:

My pretty faculty is recruiting a maths trainer! We’re a brand new faculty so we increase yearly (we presently have 12 months 7 – 10, and it will not be lengthy till we open our new Sixth Type). We’ll want three new members of the maths division in September. These roles are appropriate for ECTs and extra skilled academics. We’re based mostly in Sutton, South London (Zone 5). In the event you’re inquisitive about making use of, be happy to get in contact to speak concerning the function. The cut-off date is seventh January and full particulars are right here.

Did you see my final weblog put up about my new Angles in Polygons CPD? I’ve had some pretty suggestions about this CPD – I am glad persons are discovering it useful.

Listed below are a number of extra belongings you may need missed on Twitter:

  • @draustinmaths continues to publish new sources on her glorious web site. I am a giant fan of her ‘Fill within the blanks’ actions and have added many of those to my useful resource libraries.
  • @El_Timbre shared a hyperlink to an internet ebook about ratio tables that I’ve not seen earlier than.
  • On the MA Fb group I noticed a hyperlink to the Historical past of Arithmetic Venture from Momath and Wolfram. This can be a a digital interactive exhibit of maths artefacts, a bit like an internet maths museum. It is superior. I just like the timelines they’ve created and assume these is perhaps helpful in classes.
  • @riley_ed printed a put up about his lesson sequences. That is nicely price a learn. That is precisely the kind of dialogue we needs to be having about curriculum in maths!
  • @MathigonOrg has launched its annual puzzle calendar with 24 difficult each day issues. 
  • GCHQ is setting a particular Christmas Problem on Monday 13 December, and they’re
    eager to get secondary colleges and faculties concerned. There can be seven puzzles as a part of a particular Christmas card, with every puzzle being geared toward a particular age
    group. Colleges are
    invited to enroll and share their progress every day utilizing the hashtag
    #GCHQChristmasChallenge. There can be a useful resource pack for colleges out there from tenth December.


La Salle shared the places of their upcoming conferences:

It has been some time since I hosted an occasion myself, however I’ve determined to carry one subsequent time period. In early March my faculty will host an occasion for maths academics which can characteristic talks from myself and Steve Wren, who’s Ofsted’s topic lead for maths. Look out for particulars in early January!

I am going to depart you with this pretty Sq. Puzzle which was shared by Chris Smith (@aap03102) in his weekly maths publication. To subscribe to this glorious publication, e mail



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