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Podcasts are one of the best ways of understanding and revising maths. Whether they are Video or Audio, it is like having a maths lesson in the comfort of your own bedroom, or with you on the bus, with the added advantage that they can be paused, replayed (and turned off) whenever you like.

I now have my own monthly podcasts that I record for the TES, which feature maths news, reviews and ideas. Click the banner below to find out more!




And once again, if you know of any good Podcasts out there, then please drop me an email here and let me know!

Key Stage 3 = The three years leading up to SATs (Years 7 - 9)
Key Stage 4 = The two years leading up to GCSE (Years 10 - 11)
Key Stage 5 = The two years leading up to A Levels (Years 12 - 13)

Teachers - can't play videos from YouTube for your class because the school has blocked it or you don't have access to the internet?...
Students - do you have an iPod (or another video player) and wish you could watch some of these brilliant video podcasts on the move? Do you wish you could be revising maths on the bus, in the park, in bed, wherever...
Well fear not! I have a solution! Just click here to see my guide to downloading videos from the internet (and watching them on your iPod).


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Name: Maths Tutor
Who for? Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
Direct Link: Click here for the homepage or here for the list of videos on YouTube
Description: This is an amazing set of Video Podcasts covering all the major topics for SATs, GCSE and AS & A Level.
The explanations are very clear and the coverage (especially for A Level) is incredible
These lessons are published on YouTube, and the entire collection (of over 150!) can be viewed here.
For A Level Maths topics include:
Calculus, Radians and Surds.
For GCSE Maths topics include: Intermediate GCSE Exam Paper and Higher GCSE Exam Paper
For SATs topics include: Mental Tests and Exam Questions.
A simply amazing resource and it's all free!
 


Name: Classic Mistake Podcasts
Who for? Mainly Key Stages 3 and 4
Direct Link: Click here
Description: Once again this excellent website has come up with the goods! Loads of easy to follow audio Podcasts which should prevent you from making all those "classic mistakes".
Click here to go to the Podcast page and once again it is possible to subscribe (for free of course!) so you are kept informed of any new episodes!




Free Podcasts from iTunes
  Every single Podcast from the iTunes Music Store is completely free, and many of them are brilliant. I have mentioned some of my favourites below, but there are just too many to mention, and new ones are popping up all the time. Just search for "maths", or "puzzles", or whatever it is you want to know more about, and there is bound to be something there for you. The iTunes software is free to download, and you don't need an iPod to listen to the podcasts. Click on the link on the left and give it a go!


Name: Mr Gallinagh's Maths Videos
Who for? Key Stages 3 and 4
Direct Link: Click here
Description: A really nice collection of maths videos for SATs and GCSE students. They are arranged by level and topic and can be easily downloaded. Very good for revision.
NOTE: This website is "currently under construction". Fingers crossed it returns soon!


Name: Maths-it Podcasts
Who for? Key Stages 4 and 5
Direct Link: Click here
Description: An excellent set of Audio Podcasts, covering Foundation GCSE, Higher GCSE, AS Core and A2 Core. What is nice about these Podcasts is that each episode comes with each own worksheet, which can be downloaded for free from the website. It's like having a teacher talking you through how to do each question. An excellent resource.
Note: If you visit the iTunes Music Store by clicking the "Podcasts are here" link above and search for Maths-it, under Podcasts, you can subscribe (for free) and have each new episode downloaded automatically.


Name: Horndean College GCSE Podcasts
Who for? Key Stage 4
Direct Link: Click here
Description: The maths and science departments of this school have decided to release weekly podcasts (both video and audio) to help their students revise the most important GCSE topics. Why don't you have a listen too!
Note: If you visit the iTunes Music Store by clicking the "Podcasts are here" link above and search for Hordean College, under Podcasts, you can subscribe (for free) and have each new episode downloaded automatically.


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Name: The Math Factor Podcasts
Who for? Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
Direct Link: Click here
Description: No videos this time, just two guys chatting about maths (or math, as they call it).
If you are interested in puzzles and how maths can be used in the real world, then this little podcast is for you.
Each week they tackle a new topic, and it is usually an area of interesting, real-life maths. Topics in the past have included how one infinity is bigger than the other, the encryption of credit card details on the internet, and ways to win money off your friends.
The podcasts only last about 10 minutes each, so they are in nice bite-sized chunks, and there is usually a puzzle for you to have a go at solving as well. This Podcast has been going for nearly six years, and all the back episodes are available.
You can download and listen to all the episodes by clicking the website link above, or if you visit the iTunes Music Store by clicking the "Podcasts are here" link above and search for Math Factor, under Podcasts, you can subscribe (for free) and have each new episode downloaded automatically.



Name: Capitalonel's Videos 
Who for? Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
Direct Link: Click here and here
Description: This is a really good idea! A group of Year 8 students are working through the linear GCSE scheme of work, and as they go they are Podcasting everything! A great revision resource for both pupils and parents.
These videos are once again available on YouTube and there is also lots of good stuff on construction work with a pencil and a compass - something Mr Barton is renowned for being useless at!
Just click here!
Some more great maths videos from the same teachers are available on TeacherTube by clicking here


 


Name: Plus Magazine 
Who for? Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
Direct Link: Click here
Description: Everyone's favourite maths magazine has their own Podcast which comes out about once a month.
There are interviews with people who use maths in their jobs and even careers advice! Definitely worth a listen.

Click here to go to the Podcast page where you can subscribe or listen to each episode one at a time.
Note: If you visit the iTunes Music Store by clicking the "Podcasts are here" link above and search for Plus Maths, under Podcasts, you can subscribe (for free) and have each new episode downloaded automatically.


Name: Maths Behind the News
Who for? Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
Direct Link: Click here
Description: Can you have a maths Podcast which is both useful and funny?
Sounds unlikely, I know, but self-proclaimed "math evangelist" Larry Shiller might just have pulled it off.
Just click here and the most recent Podcasts are on the right of the page.


Name: Math Grad Podcasts 
Who for? Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
Direct Link: Click here
Description: A brilliant set of Podcasts that discusses the maths behind everyday topics.
These topics include the maths behind the TV show Deal or No Deal and SuDoku.
Click here to go to the Podcast page where you can subscribe or listen to each episode one at a time.




Name: Introduction to Statistics
Who for? Key Stage 5
Direct Link: Click here
Description: Here's one for those of you taking A Level Statistics (Module S1 if you follow the OCR scheme)
Very thorough and well worth a listen


Name: Discrete Mathematics Podcasts
Who for? Key Stage 5
Direct Link: Click here
Description: For any of you who are thinking of taking maths at university, this series of lectures might be worth a listen to get you one step ahead of the crowd!


Name: Dan's Math Podcast
Who for? Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
Direct Link: Click here
Description: No videos this time, but you do get a funky beat in the background!
Really good coverage of mainly GCSE and A Level topics, there are weekly puzzles to solve, and you can email in to request that a certain topic be covered.
Visit the home page here to download each episode separately, or to find out how to subscribe (for free) to the Podcast via iTunes


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