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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #152

Welcome to my 152nd gems publish. That is the place I share a number of the newest information, concepts and assets for maths lecturers.

1. Equal to One

Because of Amie (@alcmaths) for sharing two actions to expose college students to how totally different one can seem on the floor. Nice stuff.

Amie additionally shared a surds model of this exercise. I like this!

2. MEI’s Deeper Maths
MEI has launched a spread of free Deeper Maths assets. This suite of assets is designed to help glorious follow within the educating of secondary maths. Their fastidiously crafted supplies deal with deep and sustained studying. Up to now there are packs out there for angles and trigonometry, with algebra on the best way too. Every subject pack contains an overarching commentary, items of labor that map sequences of classes, lesson plans, bodily manipulatives, dynamic photographs and printable research packs.
These packs are much like what I’ve tried to do with my Subjects in Depth challenge, however means higher! If I had time (if I wasn’t a full-time instructor!), I might have tried to provide one thing like this. It is nice to see this high-quality challenge coming from MEI to help lecturers at Key Stage 3 and 4.
3. Maths Problem Preparation Programs
Because of Kevin Olding (@mathsaurus) for sharing a set of free preparation programs for the MA and UKMT maths competitions: 

Though registration is required, the programs are completely free to entry and there are not any adverts. Every course consists of a problem paper walk-through, with video hints and options. 

At my college we invite all college students to attempt the UKMT challenges in the event that they want to, and we do not make all the prime set do it – it’s very voluntary. For the upcoming Intermediate Maths Problem we have now had fifty college students join from 12 months 9 and 10. I’ve really useful that these college students practise over the vacations utilizing Kevin’s course. We’ll additionally run a few drop-in follow classes in school in January.

4. Maths Video of the Week
Because of Emily Rae (@ECR_Maths) for sharing her “Maths Video of the Week” thought. She sends a weekly e mail to her A Stage college students to reveal them to enjoyable and fascinating concepts in maths. She has two years’ price of movies able to go – the listing is right here.
5. Order of Operations
It is price testing this thread from Jemma Sherwood (@jemmaths) on the order of operations. She’s shared quite a lot of nice assets and concepts that present meals for thought on learn how to strategy the educating of this subject.

I significantly like her clarification of how brackets ‘break’ the order of operations:

Jemma’s thread contains a great deal of nice workout routines, together with this job which is from Dan Draper’s weblog publish on the order of operations:

Occasions in 2022

There are a couple of maths occasions developing within the first half 2022 that I am concerned in. 

First up, there is a #MathsConfOnline on twenty first January. I’ve submitted a workshop proposal for this, so hopefully I will get the possibility to talk about the little little bit of analysis I have been doing on ‘deep dive’ suggestions. If you happen to’ve just lately been concerned in a maths deep dive, please full my survey to assist out with this. I am fascinating in figuring out any developments in what maths departments are being advised to enhance. I feel there might even be a couple of myths that want addressing!
I am doing a chat on twenty ninth January for the London Department of the MA and ATM. This 2.5 hour workshop is from the collection of talks I have been doing during the last yr curriculum and pedagogy. The main focus might be on offering problem with out acceleration, and we’ll talk about learn how to train maths in depth with out dashing from subject to subject. You possibly can register right here.

On third March I plan to carry an occasion at my college… data might be launched in January – watch this house!

Shockingly for me, I can not attend #mathsconf28 because the date has modified to twelfth March (I’ve tickets for a postponed Bridgerton Secret Cinema on this date and have already purchased my regency fancy costume!). It should be bizarre for me to overlook a mathsconf as a result of I feel I’ve attended extra mathsconfs than every other delegate. And I’ve spoken at almost all of them, as a result of I feel it is vastly necessary for females to talk at maths occasions. I am gutted I will should miss one. Hopefully I could make the summer time time period mathsconf.

Over Easter, the MA Convention might be on-line for 2 days, adopted by at some point in-person. The programme has now been launched and tickets can be found to e book. I am doing a keynote on the second day – I hope you may be a part of me.


What a aid that the Christmas holidays are right here! The tip of time period was insanely busy at work as at all times, however I had the enjoyment of educating quadratic simultaneous equations to my 12 months 10 class. This made me actually blissful. There’s nothing fairly so fantastic as educating maths that you simply like to a category that you simply love.

My coronary heart goes out to all of you who’re unwell with Covid over Christmas. I went by way of that final yr and it was so horrible. I hope you recuperate shortly and handle to get some relaxation and recuperation through the break from college.

Talking of Christmas, it occurred to me yesterday that I ought to have promoted my e book as a great Christmas current for maths lecturers! Oops, too late now. However if you happen to get any e book vouchers for Christmas, then do think about shopping for a duplicate of A Compendium of Mathematical Strategies. I feel it might make a pleasant present.

There are presently quite a lot of job alternatives at my college with begin dates of September 2022, so if you happen to’re based mostly in South London or Surrey (or trying to transfer!) then do test them out. We’re a rising college (we’ll have 12 months 11 for the primary time subsequent yr) and a incredible place to work. Behaviour and attitudes are glorious – it is a pleasure to show maths to such fantastic college students. Positions embody Head of 12 months, Assistant Principal and Maths Trainer. Do e mail me ( if you wish to chat concerning the college or the roles.
It is too late for me to share Christmas assets as we have all damaged up from college now, however due to Tom Bennison (@DrBennison) for making his annual Christmas Calculated Colouring useful resource for A stage mathematicians.

Lastly, I might wish to want Rob and Leonie an exquisite marriage ceremony day in the present day. A lot of my readers will know Rob from mathsconf. I am so blissful for Rob and Leonie and need them a lifetime of happiness.

I will depart you with this beautiful colour-coded trig perform desk, which is from this tumblr and was tweeted by @mathladyhazel. It would make a great exercise for 12 months 13 – maybe give them a clean model to finish.

Merry Christmas to all my readers. 

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