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The pitfall of inquiry based learning – My interview on the Bedley Bros Podcast
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 [...]
Something in Common: my latest maths rich task obsession
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 [...]
AQA Free GCSE Maths Support
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 [...]
Diagnositc Questions GCSE Maths Exam Papers
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 [...]
Free GCSE Maths Revision on Diagnostic Questions
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 [...]
My Novel: Secrets and Mince Pies
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 [...]
Guest Blog: Pinpoint Learning by Tom Quilter
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 [...]
Simplifying Expressions – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 1
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 [...]
Free Resources for New Maths GCSE Content
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 [...]
GCSE Results Day
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 [...]
Year 7 Baseline Maths Tests – Assessing without levels
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 [...]
555words – my (non maths!) blog
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, [...]
Arithmagons – my second favourite type of rich task
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 [...]
Writing a new Scheme of Work – Part 19: One Year On
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 [...]
Writing a new Maths Scheme of Work – Part 18: Feedback, Dialogue and Redrafting
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 [...]
Writing a new Maths Scheme of Work – Part 17: Assessments
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 [...]
Writing a new Maths Scheme of Work – Part 16: Homeworks
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 [...]
Venn Diagram Activities
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, [...]
The 5 most interesting misconceptions in mathematics – my Edexcel Maths Conference Talk, July 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 [...]
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 [...]