# 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 four days leading up toContinue reading

# 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 subject… Spelling! Feast your eyes upon the following fiendish question and askContinue reading

# @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 Maths website and tweet it out via @TESmaths. I call thisContinue reading

# 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 that you could set your students. These couldContinue reading

# 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 the final week before Christmas forContinue reading

# 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 website. These are all freely available to download byContinue reading

# 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 students all around the world from my Diagnostic Questions website,Continue reading

# @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 Maths website and tweet it out via @TESmaths. I call thisContinue reading

# 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 in Thursday morning.Continue reading

# 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 Stage 3). These are all freely available from the TESContinue reading

# 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 Resource of the Week (ROTW) resources, just click here  Continue reading

# 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 an essential ingredient of those finalContinue reading

# 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 to work out the area of a simple shape, but with the sides containing unknowns? UsingContinue reading

# 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 introduction will be delayed a yearContinue reading