TES Maths Newsletter 37

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 resourceTransformations topic special 
10 hand-picked resources and ideas on transformations from the TES Maths Panel.

Number and algebra

How much money do you need?
Get students motivated about calculating reverse percentages as they work out how much money is required for their choice of future lifestyle.

Plotting quadratic parabolas
Support your teaching of quadratic curves with this clearly laid-out presentation, home learning activities and assessment question.

Shape and space

Geometric reasoning
A collection of resources and assessment opportunities to help develop geometric reasoning at GCSE Foundation level or KS3.

Areas of shapes 
This engaging zoo-themed activity includes differentiated worksheets and supports pupils in calculating the area of 2D shapes.

Data and statistics

Probability games
A set of dice games that get students thinking about the key points of probability and fairness.

Averages: Incorrect homework
Highlight common errors and encourage pupils to give constructive feedback in this task where they mark and correct a homework sheet on averages.


Differentiation whodunnit?
Practise differentiation and finding gradients in this murder mystery that focuses on the fundamentals of calculus.

Core 1 indices quiz
Divide the class into teams and revise the rules of indices using this differentiated quiz format.

TES magazine and news

Breaking bread to teach fractions and division
A teacher describes their best lesson and how to use brioche to reinforce your maths teaching.

Back to basics: Sequences
Help students to create order from apparent randomness by drawing on this set of resources exploring different types of sequences and number patterns.

England’s pupils above average at problem solving, international survey reveals
Pupils in England are ‘significantly better’ at problem solving than the average for the industrialised world, the latest results from an influential comparative education study show.

What teachers are talking about

ROTW: Gnomes’ homes
Practise 3D sketching skills and mental arithmetic with the TES Maths resource of the week.

Boys and mathematics
Discuss the strategies to help underachieving boys make progress.

Are you prepared to teach financial education?
Reflection on the emphasis placed on finance skills in the new curriculum.

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