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Question of the Week 1: Probability Tree Diagram

The following question is taken from my website Diagnostic Questions. Here you will find 1000s of high quality maths questions, ideal for assessment for [...]

May 31, 2014

Article: Transition in Secondary Maths

For the first eight years of my teaching career, I had been making a huge mistake. At the start of September each year, confronted by an eager, fresh-faced [...]

May 31, 2014

Article: Preparing for the new Maths Curriculum

I must confess, when I first heard about the changes to the maths curriculum, I was not overly concerned. I still have vivid memories of the last so-called [...]

May 31, 2014

Article: The Power of the Puzzle

The other Saturday I was fortunate enough to attend the first birthday party of the beautiful daughter of two of my best friends. Whilst everyone was [...]

May 31, 2014

Article: Why I Love PowerPoint

I use PowerPoint in every single maths lesson I teach. If “death by PowerPoint” was an actual disease, most of my students would not make it to October [...]

May 31, 2014

Article: The Mathematics of Dating

Can maths help you find true love? Many may argue quite the opposite – that the mere mention of the beauty of a quadratic equation or the perils of a small [...]

May 31, 2014

Article: Making the Most of Tarsia Jigsaws

When I first began my teaching career, Tarsia Jigsaws were the new kid on the block. You could not go to a maths conference without being armed with a pair [...]

May 31, 2014

Article: Probing Questions

There are some dangerous myths that perpetrate the world of mathematics: “two minuses equal a plus” and “one is a prime number” always bring me out in cold [...]

May 31, 2014

Article: Probably not a good idea

On a cold and breezy Sunday afternoon, with cup of tea in one hand and red pen in the other, I found myself marking a stack of Year 7 assessment papers. [...]

May 31, 2014

Article: Over-reliance on Resources

As I write this article, there are over 22,000 secondary mathematics resources on TES. That does not include all the primary resources that would also be [...]

May 31, 2014

Article – Misconceptions: Dividing by Decimals

Consider the following that I took from a student’s book. Is this something you have seen before? What do you think the student’s reasoning is? What’s the [...]

May 31, 2014

Article – Misconceptions: Solving Equations

Consider the following that I took from a student’s book. Is this something you have seen before? What do you think the student’s reasoning is? What’s the [...]

May 31, 2014

Article – Misconception: Adding Fractions

Consider the following that I took from a student’s book. Is this something you have seen before? What do you think the student’s reasoning is? What’s the [...]

May 31, 2014

TES Top 10 Resources: Engaging Maths Resources

The following collection of resources have been assembled by the TES Maths Panel. They can be downloaded for free by registering on the TES website. I’m [...]

May 31, 2014

TES Top 10 Resources: Quadratics

The following collection of resources have been assembled by the TES Maths Panel. They can be downloaded for free by registering on the TES website. [...]

May 31, 2014

TES Top 10 Resources: Probability

The following collection of resources have been assembled by the TES Maths Panel. They can be downloaded for free by registering on the TES website. There [...]

May 31, 2014

TES Top 10 Resources: Transformations

The following collection of resources have been assembled by the TES Maths Panel. They can be downloaded for free by registering on the TES website. [...]

May 31, 2014

TES Top 10 Resources: Homework Ideas

The following collection of resources have been assembled by the TES Maths Panel. They can be downloaded for free by registering on the TES website. [...]

May 31, 2014

TES Top 10 Resources: Perimeter, Area and Volume
The following collection of resources have been assembled by the TES Maths Panel. They can be downloaded for free by registering on the TES website. [...]

May 31, 2014

TES Top 10 Resources: A Level Statisitics
The following collection of resources have been assembled by the TES Maths Panel. They can be downloaded for free by registering on the TES website. [...]

May 31, 2014

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