Thoughts this week …

A compilation post this week.

I am really pleased with my introduction of RAG123 for marking. I will write more fully on this in future but certainly Year 7 seem to have got the idea – 10 minutes into a lesson after discussing some examples –  a little voice – “can we RAG123 that?”

Factorisation - box methodResponding to a query on using the box method I realised an additional example was needed where a common factor could be taken out first. The updated post can be found here; additionally if you just want to direct students to the resource – the slideshow only can be found on Mathematics for Students.


Android App

Desmos on Android

Desmos on Android has had a major upgrade and you can now access your account with all your saved graphs and also create new graphs. Press the three lines in the top left corner to sign in, sync up, and take all of your graphs on the go. (Post on Desmos Apps on Mathematics for Students)

Join the dotsOn the subject of Desmos did you know you can join the dots?!

Corbett's Conundrums

Corbett’s Conundrums

I will be introducing several classes to Mr Corbett’s 5 a day this week, these work so well to keep topics in mind – and note too the 5 a day resources for A Level. A brilliant resource. I’m not sure when Mr Corbett goes to sleep – see also Corbett’s Conundrums!





Some useful notes and tips for students who might need some revision of previous work whilst studying their new courses can be found on Mathematics for Students – Transition Time.

Top 100 ToolsJane Hart of the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies is accepting votes from educators for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2016. This list is based on contributions from learning professionals around the world. Voting is open now and will close on Friday 30th September 2016; Jane will reveal the 2016 Top 100 Tools list on Monday 3rd October 2016.

Check out the Top Tools for Learning 10th Anniversary.

Having written several of these compilation posts which I hope are a selection of Maths goodies – I have created a new category – under Mathematical Miscellany you can find all such posts – all have been checked to make sure they are still relevant and up to date.

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