# Tree Diagrams – The Answers Revealed!

It is a very exciting week in the world of Guess the Misconception (for me, anyway!). Because, after a very impressive run, I am afraid to say that the teachers have incorrectly predicted the mostContinue reading

# Tree Diagrams – Guess the Misconception

It’s five in a row for the teachers, having once again correctly predicted the most common student misconception in a straight line graphs question (see last week’s results). This week we take a look at aContinue reading

# Tree Diagrams (independent events) – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 8

What misconceptions do students have with tree diagrams involving independent events and decimals? Essential Skills Quiz 8 has once again revealed some fundamental misconceptions our Year 11 students have with key areas of mathematics. Topics thatContinue reading

# @TESMaths Resource of the Day: 8th to 14th June 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

# Misconceptions: Probability Tree Diagrams – Maths Diagnostic Question of the Week 22

What are the major misconceptions that students have when it comes to probability tree diagrams? Specifically, are students able to correctly interpret the meaning of the question and select which branches they require? Using real life dataContinue reading

# Probability – Combined Events: Maths Diagnostic Question of the Week 19

What are the major misconceptions that students have when it comes to combining events in probability? Specifically, when the question does not explicitly ask for a tree diagram, what strategies to students employ, and what mistakes do theyContinue reading

# TES Maths Newsletter 49: Fractions, decimals and percentages activities for the new curriculum plus the top 10 maths resources

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 TES maths newsletter, we haveContinue 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. In this edition of the TES mathsContinue 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. In the first TES maths newsletter ofContinue reading

# Question of the Week 1: Probability Tree Diagram

The following question is taken from my website Diagnostic Questions. Here you will find 1000s of high quality maths questions, ideal for assessment for learning, which have been created and shared by maths teachers allContinue reading

# Article: Probably not a good idea

On a cold and breezy Sunday afternoon, with cup of tea in one hand and red pen in the other, I found myself marking a stack of Year 7 assessment papers. The students had generallyContinue reading

# TES Top 10 Resources: Probability

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. There are many  misconceptions about teaching probability. For me, thisContinue reading