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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

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 [...]

May 20, 2015

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 [...]

May 19, 2015

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 [...]

May 13, 2015

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 [...]

April 23, 2015

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 [...]

April 22, 2015

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 [...]

April 21, 2015

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 [...]

April 19, 2015

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 [...]

April 15, 2015

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) [...]

March 28, 2015

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 [...]

March 22, 2015

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 [...]

March 18, 2015

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 [...]

March 5, 2015

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 [...]

March 3, 2015

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 [...]

February 24, 2015

Links and Freebies update!

Only about 3 years after I originally intended to do it, I have finally got round to updating my list of my favourite maths websites and my Essential [...]

February 7, 2015

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 [...]

December 21, 2014

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 [...]

December 7, 2014

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