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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Secrets and Mince Pies
So, it is that time of year where I shamelessly plug my festive (non maths!) novel, Secrets and Mince Pies. It is the tale of a northern family, in the [...]
Spelling! – Christmas Special Diagnostic Question of the Week
As a special Christmas treat, we take a temporary break from the wonderful world of mathematics to turn our attention to everyone’s second favourite [...]
@TESMaths Resource of the Day: 8th to 14th December 2014
Each day I select one of my favourite free maths resources that have been uploaded and shared by the generous and incredibly talented users of the TES [...]
Just for Fun Quizzes for the last week of Christmas term
With the Christmas holidays almost here, and just one more week of school to get through, I thought it might be useful to write a few non-maths quizzes [...]
Maths Christmas Activity 2014 – TES Maths Resource of the Week 60
What is it? Two years ago, we had The Pirate Game. Last year it was The Lobster Game. What is the essential, must-use activity in your maths classroom in [...]
Maths Christmas Activities and Resources
With the last week of term finally upon us, I have collected together some of my favourite maths Christmas resources and activities from the TES Maths [...]
Gradient of Straight Line Graphs: Maths Diagnostic Question of the Week 16
What are the major misconceptions students have when it comes to working out the gradient of a straight line? Using real life data and explanations from [...]
@TESMaths Resource of the Day: 1st to 7th December 2014
Each day I select one of my favourite free maths resources that have been uploaded and shared by the generous and incredibly talented users of the TES [...]
Effective GCSE Maths Revision
Each week I put together a 10 question maths Diagnostic Quiz for my lovely higher tier Year 11 GCSE Maths class. They get set it on a Monday, and it is due [...]
Rounding, Estimating and Use of a Calculator: New Maths Curriculum Collection 4
Each fortnight, I will put together a selection of resources designed to help cover the objectives of the new maths curriculum for secondary schools (Key [...]
Loci Student Created Task – TES Maths Resource of the Week 59
The following resource has been kindly shared on the TES Maths website. It is available to download for free by registering. And to access all the lovely [...]
TES Maths Christmas Game 2014
There has been a bit of a festive tradition here at TES Maths. Around this time of year, a game/activity usually appears on my radar that goes on to become [...]
Area using Algebra: Maths Diagnostic Question of the Week 15
What are the major misconceptions students have when combing algebra with geometry? Specifically, what misunderstandings do students reveal when attempting [...]
New Maths A Level delayed until September 2017
Yes, over fears that students will not be ready to make the jump from the current GCSE to the new Maths A Level, the Government has announced that its [...]