Some updates this week…

WolframAlpha Exercises

With the approaching end of term in mind (UK) and several classes who have now completed exams I was considering useful activities for these students. It seems a good time for them to get more familiar with WolframAlpha. Readers familiar with this blog will have seen the various WolframAlpha pages here. The slideshows are also available on Mathematics for Students and I have added some exercises for students to try.


The post on Arithmagons remains consistently popular; I have updated this with Jonathan Hall’s Addagons and Productagons activity from his excellent  Flash Maths site. The activity will provide an endless supply of arithmagons where the operation can be addition or multiplication; it is also possible to specify the number types required and to choose which parts of the arithmagon are displayed first. This can be displayed full screen making it excellent for the interactive whiteboard.

A happy discovery this week – David Smith’s The Maths Teacher site has a great collection of videos for both GCSE (age 14-16) and A Level (16-18). What I like about this site is that transcripts are available for each lesson, also exercises with worked solutions. Depending on their revision or learning needs I know some of my students can find videos too slow, they would have the choice of just using the transcript or even just the exercises with worked solutions. Many of the GCSE videos would also be useful for younger students. (See the Videos page for links to more videos).

I’m Looking For…
In the never ending quest to bookmark good sites and more importantly find them again I am reorganising the links pages – a project which will continue over the summer. Note the updated end of term activities.

David Millward’s PowerPoints are proving popular; I have also added a Worked Examples page under Resources – just some Statistics at the moment, but more to come in future.

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