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The pitfall of inquiry based learning – My interview on the Bedley Bros Podcast

The tables are turned as I attempt to break the US with an appearance on the excellent Bedley Brothers podcast. I try my very best to argue the case for [...]

May 14, 2017

Something in Common: my latest maths rich task obsession

Last year, maths teacher John Burke contacted me to offer to share his amazing collection of 30 Something in Common maths rich tasks with me. Over the last [...]

October 27, 2016

AQA Free GCSE Maths Support

As Mr Barton Maths Podcast listeners may know, we currently do Edexcel GCSE at our school. However, I wanted to bring your attention to a set of [...]

May 12, 2016

Diagnositc Questions GCSE Maths Exam Papers

The first GCSE Maths exam is drawing ever nearer. If your students are anything like ours, they will be more than a little fed up of doing past exam [...]

April 29, 2016

Free GCSE Maths Revision on Diagnostic Questions

With under 50 days to go to the Maths GCSE (my hands are trembling writing that number!), I just wanted to share a few, exciting things we have put [...]

April 7, 2016

My Novel: Secrets and Mince Pies

It is this time of year where I shamelessly plug my festive novel, Secrets and Mince Pies. It is the story of a family in the four days leading up to [...]

December 20, 2015

Guest Blog: Pinpoint Learning by Tom Quilter

It is my pleasure to introduce the following guest blog post by Tom Quilter. He is an incredibly passionate maths teacher from Mossbourne Community [...]

December 8, 2015

Simplifying Expressions – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 1

Each week we set all our Year 11 Higher GCSE students a GCSE Essential Skills Quiz from my Diagnostic Questions website. These quizzes are completely free [...]

September 21, 2015

Free Resources for New Maths GCSE Content

I have decided to keep a track of all the best, free maths resources I come across that cover topics brand new to the 2017 GCSE Maths specification [...]

September 9, 2015

GCSE Results Day

So, last night the student forums were buzzing with news that the 2015 Edexcel GCSE Maths Grade boundaries had been released. As students started [...]

August 19, 2015

Year 7 Baseline Maths Tests – Assessing without levels

Recently, I have been doing a lot of thinking about assessment – as you can imagine, my wife has been delighted. In my series of blog posts about [...]

August 7, 2015

555words – my (non maths!) blog

Just in case you feel the need for a break from the wonderful world of mathematics over the summer, then you may be interested in my latest, [...]

July 19, 2015

Arithmagons – my second favourite type of rich task

Myself and my colleague, Erica Richards, have created a series of Arithmagon activities covering 14 different maths topics. Okay, so they are no Venn [...]

July 17, 2015

Writing a new Scheme of Work – Part 19: One Year On

You can view all the posts in the epic “Writing a Maths Scheme of Work” series on this page. It’s kind of like Game of Thrones, only with slightly less [...]

July 11, 2015

Writing a new Maths Scheme of Work – Part 18: Feedback, Dialogue and Redrafting

You can view all the posts in the epic “Writing a Maths Scheme of Work” series on this page. It’s kind of like Game of Thrones, only with slightly less [...]

July 11, 2015

Writing a new Maths Scheme of Work – Part 17: Assessments

You can view all the posts in the epic “Writing a Maths Scheme of Work” series on this page. It’s kind of like Game of Thrones, only with slightly less [...]

July 10, 2015

Writing a new Maths Scheme of Work – Part 16: Homeworks
You can view all the posts in the epic “Writing a Maths Scheme of Work” series on this page. It’s kind of like Game of Thrones, only with slightly less [...]

July 9, 2015

Venn Diagram Activities

I have created and uploaded to TES 24 Venn Diagram activities, covering a whole host of mathematical topics, from straight line graphs to probability, [...]

July 7, 2015

The 5 most interesting misconceptions in mathematics – my Edexcel Maths Conference Talk, July 2015

On Saturday 4th July, I was kindly invited to give the opening address at the wonderful Edexcel Maths Conference in Warwick. The title of my talk was [...]

July 6, 2015

New Maths Rich Tasks… continued!

I have now created a set of 25 maths rich tasks, which are all available (for free!) here. I have put these together from some of my favourite activities [...]

May 31, 2015

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