TES Maths Newsletter 33

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 resources

Star resourceBasic numeracy and arithmetic collection 
10 hand-picked resources on basic numeracy and arithmetic from the TES Maths panel.

Number and algebra

Substituting into a formula crime scene
Can your pupils solve the crime by substituting the formula correctly? Students use their algebra skills to identify the culprit.

Rounding code-breaker
Crack the code and unjumble the secret message on this worksheet that gets students to practise rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000.

Shape and space

Area and perimeter activity
Challenge your pupils with this task that explores the practical uses of measuring rectangles.

Circle theorem practice
Check student understanding of circle theorems with this collection of multiple choice questions.

Data and statistics

Comparing box and whisker plots
This lesson uses examples and multiple choice questions to help students understand what conclusions can be drawn from a selection of box and whisker plots.

Pie chart lesson
A well-structured presentation about using angles to draw pie charts, with support for lower-ability students.


Equations of tangents and normals Tarsia
Students work out the equations from a variety of key information and use their solutions to complete the jigsaw activity.

Statistics presentations
Easily adaptable to other exam boards, this set of detailed PowerPoint lessons and supporting workbook covers the Stats 1 course from Edexcel.

TES magazine

Making sure maths solves real problems
Few educationalists deny the importance of the subject, but an increasing number believe that lessons are becoming irrelevant.

A day in the life of…Peter Dalglish
Between power cuts and security searches, this senior UN adviser uses his spare time to teach children who have never known life without war in Afghanistan’s turbulent capital city.

My best teacher by Mary Beard
For this Cambridge University Classics don, encountering a Dante-mad Italian teacher opened the way to a life of the mind.

Out-of-date careers advice stifling children’s job hopes, new report claims
Teachers and parents are ‘struggling’ to keep up-to-date with the latest employment trends and may be stifling children’s career aspirations.

TES maths community

Fractions superhero lesson
Bring superheroes into the maths classroom with this engaging lesson on fractions.

Tough Young Teachers
TES behaviour adviser Tom Bennett reviews the fourth episode of the BBC education documentary.

GCSE maths or Certificate in Maths (IGCSE)?
Independent and state schools may be using different exams for maths next year.

Maths GCSE revision 
Past papers and practice websites suitable for a foundation group in Year 11.

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