TES Maths Newsletter 6

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.

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Star resourceForming and manipulating algebraic expressions
Ten of the best algebra resources from around the world, as compiled by the TES Maths Panel. There’s a Bingo game, Tarsia and number magic.

Number and Algebra

Direct proportion murder mystery
Can your students use their knowledge of direct proportion to provide Homer Simpson with a much-needed alibi?

Solving and simplifying equations with Blockbusters
How do you spice up the teaching of solving equations and simplifying expressions? With a game of Blockbusters, of course!

Shape and Space

Transformations relay race
Get pupils into teams and see how quickly they can complete this series of transformation-based challenges – ideal for revision.

The terrific trio go treasure hunting
Take students on an adventure where they must solve a series of geometry-based puzzles along the way.

Data and Statistics

Probability entrance cards
Give every student one of these cards, each containing a probability statement, and challenge them to find someone whose answer matches theirs.

Pie chart matching cards
Meet Jerry the Giraffe and Bob the Bear in this poetic introduction to pie charts with animal rhymes.


Core 1: Treasure hunt
Looking for a way to spice up revision? Take exam questions out of the paper and hide them around the room with this exciting treasure hunt.

Terminal velocity
Watch this video to see how we can model terminal velocity and easily manipulate key variables.


Advice from the TES Maths forum

Marking KS3 maths books effectively
Teachers debate how best to give pupils feedback through marking.

Concerns about primary maths
Do you agree with this parent that some techniques taught in primary, such as number lines, may be setting children up to fail later?

Does anyone think naturally in metric?
In the classroom everything is in metric but as soon as this teacher steps outside the door it’s straight back to imperial. Is it the same for you?

Government bans calculators in primary maths tests
Teachers debate whether this ruling will have any impact on secondary maths.

A levels shift to summer only, with a maximum of one resit
Are you in support of the proposed changes?

Read the latest maths discussions

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