One of my **resolutions for Maths teachers**, one I think applies to teachers of any subject is a reminder about talking to the students about learning and study strategies. Read **The Learning Scientists** blog for more information and note the excellent **downloadable materials **on study strategies. Since I wrote that post **more slides** to use in class with your students are now available, including on Retrieval Practice, a subject I have long been interested in and something I have seen as important all through my teaching career. See my own **Low Stakes Testing in the Mathematics Classroom**.

Follow **@AceThatTest** on Twitter or **on Facebook**.

At **ResearchEd 2016** I very much enjoyed **Oliver Caviglioli’s **session on Visual knowledge for better explanation and recall**.** Oliver is a trainer of Visual Strategies, he **collaborated with The Learning Scientists** to create the **six posters on effective study strategies**. Note his free resources for teachers coming soon, **Cognitive Science HOW2s**.

Continuing on the theme of retrieval practice, a reminder of a favourite resource, something I have used in my first lessons this week with various classes, **Corbett Maths 5-a-day**. If you scroll down the **GCSE 9-1 collection** you will see that Mr Corbett is working on the answers too.

Students appreciate the idea of regular reviews throughout the course.

**#slowmathchat**

#maths &** #math **come together here, **@cbrownLmath** (US) & myself **@ColleenYoung **(UK) decided we like the idea of a continuing anytime chat. The original idea from **Michael Fenton**, see **Twitter Chats vs Family Dinners….. **(note #slow**math**chat – math saves a charcter!)

This coming week we will focus on homework, appropriate for the beginning of the academic year as we establish routines. For some alternative homework ideas, see **this page**.

On the subject of Twitter, a reminder of just how useful it can be!

As a member of the TES Maths Panel I have often come across the excellent resources from **@Pixi_17**. In fact writing the original post on **Iterative Techniques** (and note the June 16 update with a Further Resources / Questions section) I was able to include a resource of hers on the subject. She has now organised her resources on her own website **piximaths.co.uk.**

Cambridge University’s **Underground Mathematics** is an outstanding resource for teachers of students age 16-19 and I believe will be an important source of ideas for teaching the new Advanced Level specifications.

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I will be regularly featuring favourite resources; here’s a great way to look at circles! **The teddy bear**! As with all the resources on Underground mathematics much more than just the problem is available; note the **printable/ supporting materials** for the teddy bear problem.

I can never resist creating a **Desmos page**!

**Further posts on Underground Mathematics**.

Teddy Bear Problem – Underground Mathematics on Desmos

More posts in the **Mathematical Miscellany category**.