Appropriately for this time of year when so many students are revising for examinations, anyone for a Mathematics Take-Away? These attractively presented resources offer very useful revision indeed. Full solutions are provided.
For UK school age students note the famous equation poster contest from the excellent Maths Careers site. This competition closes on Friday 8th June; winners in each age group will win an Android tablet. There will also be five ‘highly commended’ certificates awarded in each group.
On Thursday 17th May we had one of my favourites that I have used successfully many times – Happy Numbers. Happy Numbers is accessible for a range of abilities and offers a great lesson in the value of recording results carefully so you can use previous results and save yourself work!
My page on Happy Numbers includes links to further resources including a Happy Number Checker on Scratch by Eulguass. Select the green flag to use the program.
A whole series of excellent Section Check In Tests which include fully worked solutions are available. Each test includes routine procedural questions, problem solving questions and also an extension activity.
We also have Teaching Activities which include exercises using OCR’s large data set for OCR Mathematics A (H230/H240) for teaching Statistics.
Included with the Teacher Guides, notes on OCR’s large data set for OCR Mathematics A (H230/H240) are provided.
Note too the comprehensive set of Delivery Guides on planning and teaching the specification. These are available for both OCR’s specifications. Each Delivery Guide includes many further references to resources, with common content for all examination boards these are useful for everyone.
Looking at the Delivery Guide on Proof, I like this GeoGebra Alternate Segment Theorem Proof by Michael Borcherds.
Also we have a proof of Pythagoras, attributed by Americans to President James Garfield.
This could also be a rather nice starter for younger students.
New on the Further Mathematics Core specification we have Differential Equations .
This post on Differential Equations on Mathematics for Students has the slideshow and also links to some very useful notes and examples. As part of this project, I plan to publish more posts like this on Mathematics for Students.