# Squaring Negative Numbers – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 3

“What misconceptions do GCSE students have when squaring negative numbers in the context of a table of values for a quadratic graph?” The number of students around the country taking these weekly quizzes is growingContinue reading

# @TESMaths Resource of the Day: 17th to 30th August 2015

Each day I select one of my favourite free maths resources that have been uploaded and shared by the generous and incredibly talented users of the TES Maths website and tweet it out via @TESmaths. I call thisContinue reading

# Lesson Collection: Negative Numbers – TES Resource of the Week 82

For the next few weeks, the ROTW will be looking at examples of complete lessons on TES. I find resources like this fascinating, as they give you a real insight into a teacher’s thinking, farContinue 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

# Fractions and Negative Numbers: Maths Diagnostic Question of the Week 17

What are the major misconceptions that students have when it comes to combining fractions with negative numbers? Are they the same as they have when dealing with these two topics in isolation, or do aContinue reading

# Writing a new Scheme of Work – Part 11: Rich Tasks – The Return of the Standards Units!

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 nudity and dragons. Now, in caseContinue reading

# TES Top 10 Resources: Negative Numbers

The following collection of resources have been assembled by the TES Maths Panel. They can be downloaded for free by registering on the TES website. Collection author: Colleen Young, maths secondary panel member Introduction ManyContinue reading

# TES Maths ROTW 31 – Number Gym

With GCSEs looming on the horizon, getting your students’ key number skills up to scratch is a key part of their preparations. This helps boost their confidence, their ability to check answers, and has aContinue reading

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. Star resource Negative numbers collectionContinue reading

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. Star resource Resources to helpContinue reading

# Article – Misconception: Two Minuses make a Plus

Advert: Consider the following that I took from a student’s book. Is this something you have seen before? What do you think the student’s reasoning is? What’s the Problem? In my experience, if there isContinue reading

# Autograph Video 53 – Creating Number Lines

Following on from our work on worksheets last week, this time we take a look at how Autograph can be used to very quickly create an incredibly flexible number line. This can then be usedContinue reading

# TES Maths ROTW 8 – Grid Games

Grid Games is such a wonderfully simple idea that has gone down a storm in my classroom this week. Students are presented with a grid of questions on a given topic, and then must answerContinue reading