Advanced Starters – Transum

Transum Advanced Starters

Chancing upon this tweet from Transum proved fortunate. Hidden gems indeed, I had not noticed the Advanced Starters before, some of which I think could be useful for students aiming at the highest GCSE grades as well as for Advanced Level students.
The problem, Find the Radius, illustrated in the tweet is very neat!

Looking at the Main Transum Starters page I see at the foot of the page we have various categories of starters including the Advanced Starters.
Transum Starters
I recommend exploring!
The Custom Starter allows teachers to select the number questions and the topics to include; scroll down the page and choose the topics you want from the Concept Selection.
Transum Revision

It is possible to save a particular selection of topics as the URL for your selection will be generated. It is also possible to drag the panels so your questions are displayed in the desired order. The beginning of a lesson can be an ideal time to review previous learning, starters like this can be ideal.

(The excellent MathsBot site also provides Starters which can be customised.)

Transum Angle Thinking

Transum – Advanced Starters

Back with the Advanced Starters, Angle Thinking provides a good way to review Trigonometric graphs. To solve the given problem, students can experiment with their calculators. Hopefully, students should see just how useful graphs are to illustrate the problem. 



Angle Thinking Desmos

To find exact solutions we could review trigonometric equations. A reminder here of the Quadratic Equation calculator from Math Warehouse, something I use regularly as full working is shown when using the quadratic formula.

Transum Angle Thinking Maths Warehouse Quadratic

Math Warehouse – Quadratic Equation Calculator

Some further problems which caught my eye, we could try Average Cycling speed with GCSE students aiming for the highest grades. I think I’ll try Algebraic Product with all my classes next week!

Transum - Reverse Connection Starter

Transum – Advanced Starters

A problem such as Reverse Connection could be used with a variety of students, older students could look at an algebraic proof.

More on Transum Mathematics.

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