Guestblogger: @bettermaths We recognise that employers are asking for capable mathematicians who can apply their knowledge to authentic situations. We want teachers to support good teaching and learning whenever possible. The following lesson plan was submitted by a Head of Mathematics, following success with his KS4 students. It may be of interest to teachers who [...]
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This great Maths idea on how to cut a cake into four equal pieces!! How Do Mathematicians cut their Birthday Cakes? Amazing! This concept makes a great Maths starter or plenary to a Maths lesson on the area of circles. It could be even used as an extension task to stretch and challenge learners. Next time [...]
A Locus Loci Lesson This is an extract from the hit movie Taken 2, and shows one of the scenes were daughter uses Maths to find Dad. There are a variety of different Maths components in the 2 minute extract and generates some great Maths discussion. The best use of Maths is the Loci example [...]
There are some great resources available online to improve your times tables and multiplication skills. None the less, I came across this method though a Japanese friend and it shows how Japanese pupils learn to multiply in maths lessons at a young age. The great thing is that you do not need to learn Japanese [...]
Intelligence Test There are number of ways of testing your intelligence on the internet but this this is another great starter or plenary activity for a plans of elevation lesson. If you get some time please check out “How many triangles do you see”? intelligence test as well. Leave your answer to the intelligence test [...]
How to deal with upper boys? Planning a premiership football lesson? I found this great resource available here HERE for planning a lesson revolving around premiership football. Especially if you have issues with upper boys and want to get them engaged in a topic that they might be interested in, then this website would be a [...]
Amazing Maths Tricks Here is another great Maths trick on how to calculate numbers such as 104 squared in your head in 5 seconds? The Maths trick shows how anyone can square very big numbers in their head in seconds? This is part of a set of Amazing Maths Tricks available on the site. It is a [...]
This is one of my favourite extension puzzles or starter; Where on the planet? 1) MOVE 1KM South 2) MOVE 1KM EAST 3) MOVE 1KM NORTH We are now back at our starting position! Answers below;
1) Put any 3 digit number in your calculator 2) Now put in the same 3 digits to make a 6 digit number e.g 721 721 Now Divide by 7 Divide by 11 Divide 13 Explain your answer!!! : ) This is a great starter to develop high level thinking skills and encourage discussion!
This is a great starter which is simple but highly engaging and effective. You might want to put learners in groups or have them working independently. Using the number 1, 3, 4, 6 make the number 24. Each digit must be used once! Please post your answers below.
Maths Lesson Starter Extension Problem – What are Congruent Shapes? These are two great extension, stretch and challenge puzzles on congruent shapes. These could also be used as a great plenary or starter to a lesson, but ensure that you give learners the definition or even better get them independently research what it means for 2 [...]
The task is simple, you ask your class to make all the numbers from 1 to 100 using FOUR 4s and any combination of Mathematical symbols. This is a great task to encourage competition and thinking skills. I have used this task many times and it always gets learners engaged and excited. I have also [...]