A starter, with a worked solution, is available for every day of the year. Starters are also available for Foundation Upper and Foundation Lower. (Select ‘Open resource’ under Files.)

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.

Mathematics Take-Away – Eduqas

#Have you seen…? is one of a series of short posts, simply to quickly provide links to interesting information and/or resources; a subset of the Mathematical Miscellany series.

Do you have a favourite equation? Peter Alfeld of The University of Utah has a collection he thinks are important or intriguing. My personal favourite, Euler’s identity, is his first on the list.

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.

#Have you seen…? is one of a series of short posts, simply to quickly provide links to interesting information and/or resources; a subset of the Mathematical Miscellany series.

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.

I have several pages on A Level 16+ resources. Valuable resources are available from all the examination boards, all of whom are continuing to add resources for planning and teaching.

I do find it useful to follow this Exams Mathematics list on Twitter, where you will see new resources by the Exam boards flagged up. (You do not need to be a Twitter user to use this list.)

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.

It can be harder to find Mechanics resources, so the suggestions in the Mechanics Guides are welcome.

See for example, Tom Button’s traffic simulations which originally featured in the DfE Standards Unit resource: Interpreting Distance-Time Graphs with a Computer. They were designed so that students could interpret linear and non-linear distance-time graphs. Tom has rewritten the original 20 simulations that featured in the Java program Traffic in GeoGebra. (You can easily access any of the Standards unit resources from Nottingham University).

Traffic Simulations – Tom Button

OCR Teaching Activities

Included with the Teacher Guides and very useful for those following this specification, OCR has now provided notes on the data set for OCR Mathematics A (H230/H240).

I am adding links to WolframAlpha examples to both the Mathematics and Further Mathematics subject content files. The example here links to all the integration queries you ever wanted!

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.

PhET Balancing Act

The excellent PhET HTML5 Simulations include Balancing Act, perfect for illustrating Moments. These work very well on mobile devices including phones.