TES Maths Newsletter 45

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 of the academic year we have a back-to-school collection, algebra puzzle grids, superhero tree diagrams and outstanding A-level resources.

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Star resourceTopic special: Back to school 
10 hand-picked ideas and resources for the first week back at school from the TES Maths Panel.

Star resourceNew curriculum resources 
Prepare to teach the 2014 curriculum using our guide for maths with recommended resources aligned to each new objective.

Number and algebra

Investigation: HCF, LCM, PFD
A structured investigation into the links between common factors, multiples and prime factor decomposition.

Algebra puzzle grids
A worksheet of puzzles that can be used to test students’ logic and problem-solving skills, and also introduce the fundamentals of writing and solving linear equations.

Shape and space

Congruent halves
Challenge students’ problem solving and geometrical skills with this engaging activity where they have to split a variety of shapes into two congruent halves.

Circle theorems
Investigate eight circle theorems with these embedded dynamic GeoGebra files that could be set as extension work.

Data and statistics

Batman and Iron Man tree diagrams
Consolidate understanding of tree diagrams with the help of superheroes in this resource that covers both replacement and non-replacement.

The UK labour market
A collection of statistical diagrams on various aspects of the UK labour market. Get your students to write two things that each diagram tells them to develop their interpretation skills.


Modulus graphs and transformations
‘Always, sometimes and never’ are great for challenging students, identifying misconceptions and promoting discussion.

Functions murder mystery
Game of Thrones-themed murder mystery on many aspects of functions to really challenge the students’ understanding of domain, range and inverses.

TES National Curriculum

TES magazine and community

Join us for A Teaching Moment in Time
Teachers from across the globe will be taking part in our second worldwide teaching experiment by sharing a moment from their teaching day at 11am on 10 September 2014.

Extra lesson a week
What would you plan if you had one weekly lesson that did not need to follow the scheme of work?

Drop in results
Was the lateness of the exam and lengthy study leave a contributing factor to lower grades?

Advantages, disadvantages and views of the two qualifications.

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