As a Mathematics leader you will almost definitely be asked to be part of a meeting with one of the OfSTED inspectors during an inspection. Do not PANIC, you will be just fine, remember that the OfSTED inspector is human and does not want to trip you up, but just get an honest snap shot [...]
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Most OfSTED inspectors would charge some ridiculous amounts of money for this information but here it is for you completely FREE : ) ! Under the new framework the “Attainment” meeting is arguably one of the most important meetings that will happen during an OfSTED inspection. A school will not be given an Outstanding if [...]
So you are a senior leader and you have had that phone call or anticipating the nod as OfSTED are “around”. Do not panic! Always remember that OfSTED inspectors are like you and me, they are human and probably as nervous as you. It is true that some are absolute *******s, but the majority want [...]
“Right pupils you have X days X hours X seconds until…..” This is a great resource to use in your classroom, using your interactive whiteboard to display a countdown given an input date. It is very useful to show how long a class has before an exam or perhaps how many days they have before [...]
The documents needed for this engaging counting triangles starter can be downloaded below. We have all seen these counting shape type activities doing the rounds on Facebook and Twitter and we are all aware of how much discussion that they create on these social networking sites, subsequently, I decided to use them as a starter [...]
When you get that question of “have we got a fun lesson today?” or “Can we watch a video?”, then play this video!! This is a brilliant video showing the magic of Fibonacci numbers. Mathematics is logical, functional and just simply awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin, an inspiration for the magical maths website, explores hidden properties [...]
As mentioned in the blurb in the Youtube video these are extremely encouraging and inspirational words from a very unlikely source. Ashton Kutcher (Click on the link for all those who do not know who he is), a Hollywood A Lister telling his audience the 3 key components to a successful life! Build a life rather [...]
Thanks for @emilyJewett for sharing this video which has gone viral in America. It shows a Dad’s reaction to a Son’s Maths score, it really will make your day. It is so brilliant to see an example of a parent who truly cares about his or her progress in Maths!!
This is predominantly aimed at parents of UK primary school children – as that is where my personal experience lies. There will be some basic principles that can be applied to secondary situations too. If you’re lucky, you’ll get 2 or 3 chances to speak with your child’s teacher in a whole school year. Some [...]
Make sure learners never forget what it means to turn 180 degrees! Gruesome! You will definitely share this once you have viewed the video! This will make an engaging starter on angles in particular the idea of turning. Be warned this video is a little “ewwwwwww” : ) Please share and leave your comments below.
I am a huge fan of making use of technology in the classroom. So much so, that I set up my own website (www.interactive-maths.com) which I am filling with random question generators and other interactive content. However, no matter how much you like technology, sometimes there really is no better activity at getting students involved [...]
What if all of mathematics, from counting to Calculus, could be represented in a cohesive, fun, action-packed world? That’s exactly what we’ve set out to do with our first title, Mathbreakers! In our world, players can smash, chop, and combine numbers with a variety of tools and gadgets. There are number monsters, spatial logic puzzles, [...]
Below are a list of Key C grade topics that have links to lessons and revision pages on MyMaths and BBC Bite Size. Obviously you will need a MyMaths login to access their pages but the BBC resources are free. This extensive list and the corresponding pages will compliment any revision plan and should be [...]
Thanks to flashmaths.co.uk for this addictive game to improve “adding” and “subtracting”. I have used it many times for low ability sets as starters and plenaries and it really gets learners engaged. The lower sets tend to be small so it is a great way to end the lesson by getting everyone to have a [...]
This guest post was written by Eddie Woo, a high school mathematics teacher from Sydney, Australia who films his lessons and publishes them for free on Youtube. Youtube: http://youtube.com/misterwootube Twitter: @misterwootube Facebook: http://facebook.com/eddiew00 When I started out as a teacher in 2008, video felt like the domain of experts. The equipment, software and skills required to produce [...]