TES Maths Newsletter 43

Check out the resources and links in the newsletter below. They all link to the very best TES Maths resources, which are completely free once you register on the website.

In this edition of the maths newsletter we have a collection of calculus resources, the world’s worst questionnaire, a Scooby Doo mystery and the maths of DJ-ing.

Maths resources

Star resource

Star resourceTopic special: Calculus 
10 hand-picked ideas for introducing and developing an understanding of calculus, from the TES Maths Panel.

Number and algebra

Number trail starter
11 number trails that test students on the fundamental mental arithmetic skills that underpin the whole of mathematics.

Scooby Doo BIDMAS mystery
Use this double-sided, Scooby Doo-themed worksheet to allow pupils to practise calculations using BIDMAS in an engaging way.

Shape and space

Transformations assessment
High-quality levelled assessments for levels 2-7 on the topic of transformations with mark scheme and grade boundaries.

Sine rule – Grade A lesson
A complete lesson on the sine rule with explanations, examples and an exercise on when to use it.

Data and statistics

World’s worst questionnaire
Get students thinking about how to write and improve questionnaires by presenting them with a poorly designed example.

Statistics PowerPoint quiz 
Question your students on statistics with a series of infographics that highlights facts and numbers related to marriages in 2012.


Trigonometry – The maths of DJ-ing
This video gives students an interesting look at how transformations of trigonometric functions can relate to DJ-ing.

Venn diagrams
With Venn diagrams about to make their return to GCSE under the new maths curriculum, this lesson designed for A level could prove useful.

World Cup 14 break

TES magazine and community

ROTW: Maths challenges
Keep a pre-prepared extension task up your sleeve with the TES Maths resource of the week.

Good end-of-year lessons?
A teacher is looking for engaging activities to fill those last few lessons before the summer.

Homework tools
Share your experiences of different maths homework tools and your strategies for assessing home-learning regularly.

New GCSE specification
Comparing and contrasting the draft specifications from different exam boards.

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