Mathematical Miscellany #17

Some updates to various pages this week…

In the reading series of pages, Research – Mathematics Learning & Teaching and Research – Learning & Teaching both provide information on research relevant for teachers in the classroom. There are links to many good, easy to read summaries included on both pages.

Recent additions to the Mathematics page includes Working Memory in Mathematics Learning which is an excellent example of the clear and concise communication of research which these Expressos from Cambridge Mathematics provide.

Also added to this page is Improving Mathematics in Key Stages 2 (ages 7-11) and 3 (ages 11-14) From the Education Endowment Foundation. The Guidance Report offers eight practical, evidence-based recommendations—that are relevant to all pupils— but particularly to those struggling with their mathematics. Note the recommendations summary poster.KS2 & 3 Maths Recommendations

On the Research – Learning & Teaching page, note Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction, such a valuable list of research strategies teachers should know about and I believe well worth asking ourselves if we are incorporating these strategies regularly in our lessons.
Principles of Instruction

The page on free books has been checked and updated recently.

Colin Foster - Instant Maths Ideas

Colin Foster – Instant Maths Ideas

Note Colin Foster’s KS3 Instant Maths Ideas (3 books) which are freely available online; these contain a wealth of ideas to try in the classroom. Colin Foster is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Research in Mathematics Education in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham.

Clumsy Clive

Andy Lutwyche – resources

Included with Spot the mistake we have excellent resources from Andy Lutwyche, look at his excellent Erica’s Errors series and if we check on TES, these free resources also include plenty of errors from Clumsy Clive! I have found these work really well in class.

Finally, on the A Level Statistics page I have included from WJEC, their KS5 resource, Exploring Large Data Sets which includes several data sets and very comprehensive Teacher notes.

WJEC Large Data Set Resources

The notes include many questions to consider and also clear instructions for Excel and GeoGebra.


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