PowerPoint Collection

Note the new Resources page to which I have added David Millward’s excellent PowerPoint collection. The collection includes resources for Number, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics, there are also three resources on proof (circle theorems, Pythagoras and the sum of the angles in a triangle).

For some useful links on presentations see this post which includes links to sites with PowerPoint templates and advice on good presentation design.

Finally for your amusement Don McMillan’s original ‘Life After Death by PowerPoint

Busy today……

Though I usually write a new post at the weekend….

The reason I was busy today – thinking about my Year 10 (UK age 14-15) students who have a Statistics exam coming up – I was considering some questions I’d like them to work through.
In case this is useful to anyone…

I created these worked examples for them….

Statistics – worked examples

They like working through examples themselves – as opposed to watching videos of other people doing so – but that’s a whole other debate!


From TED who provide free and inspiring video talks comes a new education channel: Ted-Ed YouTube ChannelNew videos will be added regularly, the introductory video explains TED’s aims for this education initiative.

It is possible to browse the videos by subject. There are a number of Mathematics videos currently available and the collection will grow.

My year 10s (UK age 14-15) were impressed with the video, Hans Rosling’s ‘best stats you’ve ever seen’. We also answered the question he posed near the beginning of the video to see how we compared to the chimpanzees!

Students can try the Gapminder software themselves. A teachers’ page has numerous resources and guides on how to use Gapminder are also available.
It is possible to share a graph, try clicking on the image below to see this graph on Gapminder. You can easily generate different graphs by using the menus available on the axes.
Note the menu on the left of the graph which includes options to browse examples and download a pdf guide.

For further Mathematics videos – see the Videos page.
The TedEd collection has been added to the Evernote shared notebook.