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 that I have used over theContinue reading

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# Focusing GCSE Maths Revision

With just 2 weeks to go until Paper 1 of the Edexcel and AQA GCSE Maths Exam, I just wanted to share with you something I am doing with my lovely Year 11 class toContinue reading

# New Maths Rich Tasks

Possibly to take my mind off the upcoming GCSE and A Level exams, I have been busying myself by uploading a selection of free maths rich tasks to TES. Each of these tasks is designedContinue reading

# Build an Army: New, free maths activites

I have uploaded a bundle of free activities I have created to the TES website, called “Build an Army: Strength in Numbers“. And yes, the title came before the activity. “Build an Army” is aContinue reading

# GCSE Maths Premium Quizzes

As you may know, I have created two free GCSE quizzes based on the Edexcel June 2014 Higher Tier maths papers. The idea was that these would test the same skills as the original paper copies,Continue reading

# GCSE Fractions Quiz

I created this 10 questions quiz on Fractions for my Year 11 class testing all the key skills they will need for their forthcoming GCSEs, including simplifying fractions, mixed to improper fractions, the four operationsContinue reading

# New Diagnostic Questions features

I have recorded a new “Diagnostic Questions in 2 and half minutes” video to showcase the main features of the website. I have also updated the video guides to reflect the lovely new (free!) featuresContinue reading

# GCSE Maths Revision: GCSE Maths Takeaway

Much to my wife’s dismay, I spent most of my Easter holidays building up my GCSE Maths Takeaway page. I wanted a single page where my Year 11 students could go to do some independentContinue reading

# Students using Diagnostic Questions to identify weak areas

Today marks “50 days to go until GCSE Paper 1“. Just typing it makes me a bit twitchy. With that in mind, I thought I would share a revision strategy I have used with myContinue reading

# Maths GCSE and A Level Revision Updates

Just a quick note to say that I have added a few updates to my GCSE Maths Revision Page and my AQA A Level Past Papers page that you (or your students) might find useful.Continue reading

# Introducing… GCSE Revision Streams!

We have a brand new feature at Diagnostic Questions that I am very excited to tell you about. It goes by the name of GCSE Revision Streams, and they work like this. Each of yourContinue reading

# Five things we do with our GCSE Maths classes

Last week I was lucky enough to present a workshop at the wonderful La Salle National Maths Conference entitled “Five things we do with our GCSE Maths classes”. It went down quite well, and aContinue reading

# GCSE Maths Countdown: Days 100 to 91

As I mentioned in a previous post, each day I am tweeting out one Higher and one Foundation Maths GCSE Diagnostic Question. I have chosen these to cover as wide a range of the courseContinue reading

# TES School Awards 2015: Maths Teacher or Team of the Year

Nominations close on Sunday (8th March) for this year’s TES School Awards. This is your opportunity to nominate a maths teacher or a maths team who you think are particularly deserving of some wider recognition. IfContinue reading

# 100 Days to the Maths GCSE Exam

Unless my maths is wrong (which could well be the case), I reckon that today, Tuesday 24th February 2015, marks 100 days until the non-calculator Edexcel GCSE exam paper. In order to mark this momentousContinue reading

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# Diagnostic Questions: Exciting New Features :-)

On Monday we launched a load of new features on our Diagnostic Questions website. These are all free, and include the ability to: Import students and classes Assign quizzes to your students which they canContinue reading