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**

**15 problems to develop mathematical thinking**

NRICH share a set of learning activities that’ll have students thinking creatively and working independently.

**Number and Algebra**

**Algebra and shape**

Test your students’ knowledge of area, perimeter, circumference and algebra with this challenging activity.

**Bob’s ratio homework**

Poor Bob has had a bit of a nightmare with his ratio homework. Can your students mark his work and figure out how he has gone wrong?

**Shape and Space**

**When can (and can’t) we draw congruent triangles?**

A challenging activity that encourages students to discover the rules of congruency for themselves.

**Quiz, quiz, trade: Plans and elevations**

Spice up the topic of plans and elevations by challenging your students to find a partner who has the solid object that matches their three views.

**Data and Statistics**

**Dotty thinking**

Teach everything from averages to comparisons, all with the simplicity of a few dots.

**Dice wars**

Introduce students to the wonders of non-transitive. Ask them to devise a strategy for winning a game involving three dice. For an extra challenge, can they design their own?

**Post 16**

**S1 QR revision trail**

A fantastic way to revise for the Statistics 1 module – get your students firing up their smart phones and use the QR codes to guide them around the revision trail.

**Linear programming puzzles**

Add a bit of zest to the topic of linear programming with these examples. Full graphical solutions also provided.

*In the spotlight – Exam Solutions*

**Exam Solutions** has over 1000 math tutorials, great for helping your students gain confidence in their abilities. These cover everything from **binomial distribution**, to using the **cosine rule**, and an explanation of **normal distribution** and standard normal distribution.

## Community

*Advice from the TES Maths forum*

**Teaching mathematically able students**

A maths academic is disappointed with the level of teaching in prospective schools for his son. Is enrichment the answer?

**Is a cylinder a prism? Discuss**

Lots of opinions on this: a simple school school-level definition of prism is that it has a ‘constant cross section’. Read on, for all the others and add your own.

**C/D borderline for early entry maths**

Government reports show that early entry does not yield results – but it’s still popular in schools. And that’s before the debate about timetabling prep…

**Real-world multiplication: Any ideas, anyone?**

Football leagues, calculating baby’s bottle feed and stocking shelves in the corner shop to name but a few…

**What’s the sexiest IWB?**

iPad with Apple TV connected to a data projector has one teacher’s vote…

**HT doesn’t get differentiation in ‘setted’ group**

A maths teacher is aggrieved at the amount of differentiation his HT is expecting.