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**

**Rich starting points for A-level mathematics**

This collection of activities will challenge pupils on topics including calculus, curve sketching and co-ordinate geometry.

**Number and algebra**

**Surds quiz**

These activities are great for getting your class working together and explaining concepts in their own words.

**A question of algebra quiz**

*A Question of Sport* gets an algebraic make-over in this resource that could easily be adapted for other topic areas

**Shape and Space**

**Bearings crime scene**

Add some spice to lessons on shape and space with a murder mystery game set in Oxford. Where’s Inspector Morse when you need him?

**Make yourself a star project**

Split circles into equal sectors, add straight lines, and produce some beautiful mathematical shapes that make perfect display work.

**Data and statistics**

**The lost labels**

Determine the missing labels and scales on various bar charts to help develop pupils’ problem-solving skills and their ability to interpret statistical diagrams.

**Wimbledon statistics**

There’s lots of challenging maths tucked away in this activity on interpreting statistics.

**Post-16**

**The Batman equation**

How can an equation lead to the Batman signal? TES partners, Numperphile, show you how in this engaging video to get pupils thinking about sketching functions.

**Ellipses**

Use this Autograph activity to investigate what happens when you alter the equation of a circle.

## Community

*Advice & chat from the maths forum*

**Questions for the next TES Maths podcast**

Our maths subject adviser, Craig Barton, will be discussing differentiation and ways of teaching maths lessons in context in his next podcast. Get in touch if you’ve got any questions on these topics.

**Mixed-ability classes**

Are there any compelling arguments in favour of mixed-ability classes and do you think they can really work in maths?

**Does having a maths degree make you a better teacher?**

Some on the TES maths forum argue that having a degree can actually hinder you from understanding the problems that children have understanding basic mathematical concepts.

**Boys and maths**

Teachers share ideas on how they tackle under-achievement amongst boys across all year groups.

**Tougher maths questions in teacher training skills test**

How much tougher do you think these questions are and are they equivalent to GCSE grade B?