ATM Open Resources
For, activities, videos and more, have a look at ATM’s Open Resources. ATM provides many free resources on their website for teachers to download or use online in the classroom. There are many free resources available, note the menu on the right, these are excellent in their own right and also provide an excellent way of seeing what ATM has to offer. I do like GeoBoard tasks, try for example Board Task 3B.
If you like GeoBoards, see GeoBoard Activities, where I have given information on free online GeoBoards and resources.
Try ATM’s Puzzle Page, where you will find many examples of their puzzles, or get some free posters for your walls.
Edexcel Model Answers – Core Pure Further Mathematics
Looking at the latest Teaching and Learning materialswe see for example recent February and March publications including very welcome Model answers for Further Mathematics Sample assessment materials. The content of Core Pure for Further Mathematics is common to all the examination boards, so a very useful document for any Further Mathematics teacher.
The latest Exam Materials include, for teachers, A Level Mathematics Mock papers and with common content for all examination boards, a very useful source of questions. (The same is true of course for AQA and OCRA and OCRB).
GeoGebra Scientific Calculator App See the Calculators page for further information on Casio and Texas Instruments calculators.
From MEI, the latest in the Sumaze series, this time a fun educational puzzle game aimed at 4-7-year-olds. This has been added to my Apps page which includes some personal favourites. Visit sumaze.co.uk for more information and links to all the apps in the series.
Dr Frost – full coverage revision worksheets
From Dr Frost, additional really useful A Level Full Coverage Revision Worksheets.
Adding to his GCSE and IGCSE collections, Dr Frost now has an A Level series intended to “provide a single example of each of the variants of a type of question within a particular topic, rather than to provide multiple questions of exactly the same type to practise a single concept; the emphasis is broad coverage, collated from a huge database of past paper exam questions.”
I was delighted to attend the recent launch event of ‘Maths Week London’ with teachers, educationalists and The Mayor’s Fund for London which is a social mobility charity, supporting young Londoners from low-income backgrounds. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is their patron.
Maths Week London, which will take place from 10-14 June 2019, is set to become an annual event dedicated to improving children’s attitudes towards maths and inspiring more pupils, teachers and parents to improve their confidence in the teaching and learning of the subject. The event will also promote maths as an essential skill in paving the way for every career path.
Due to the huge success of ‘Maths Week Ireland’ where Maths Week began in May 2006 and ‘Maths Week Scotland’, held for the first time in 2017, organisers, Sumdog, are now replicating this event throughout London and are calling for as many schools and teachers as possible to get involved.
The evening kicked off with an introduction from Kim Chaplain, Director of Charitable Portfolio at the Mayor’s Fund for London, who introduced the origins of Maths Week London: “Current attitudes that we have as a society towards maths is encouraging children to give up on the subject too early. The impact this has on later life can have detrimental effects. Therefore, there needs to be more support for the way maths is taught and learnt, in order to strengthen engagement, increase attainment and improve the life chances of all children. The Mayor’s Fund for London is delighted to be partnering with Maths Week London to raise awareness throughout London, and nationally, to change these attitudes and encourage more children to enjoy maths.”
Simon Pile, Assistant Head of Anson Primary, and partner school of Maths Week London said: “At Anson Primary School, we recognise the importance of making maths come alive in the classroom in order to inspire and engage our students.
“In June, our year 6 pupils will create their own business in the form of a market stall which they’ll run each lunchtime across the week. Considering costs, profits, design and advertising, pupils will learn about the economic viability of a business and will develop key collaboration skills as they work with local businesses. We’re really excited to see how they get on!”
Schools who sign up will be given access to an online resource hub which includes starter packs, ideas and maths activities for teachers and parents to use with students. Additionally, there will be free events taking place throughout the week, a competition for students and grants of up to £200 available to schools in areas of high deprivation.
Andrea Carr, Chairman of Sumdog, said: “We have already seen the huge impact that Maths Week has had throughout Scotland and Ireland with over 80,000 pupils taking part in Maths Week Scotland last year. We want to share that success by bringing Maths Week to London in 2019. We are looking to involve teachers, parents and children from across the capital in a week of maths events and activities, with the aim of changing attitudes towards mathematics and motivating young people.”
Jack Brown has now completed teaching videos for all three papers of Edexcel’s sample assessment material. A very busy man – thank you, Jack! The easiest way to navigate Jack’s thousands of videos covering the complete A Level specification is through his website, TLMaths.com.
Jack is also creating Further Maths teaching videos; you can use this link to take you directly to his live Google Doc that has the new A-Level Further Maths specification and the teaching videos Jack has made so far. I see many useful videos on Proof, including the use of Induction for proofs of divisibility. I have added these resources to the Further Maths series of pages, see Teaching Resources.
David Morse has announced his new website. This is an outstanding and comprehensive set of resources for Primary and Secondary. Note What’s New at the top of the site where you can keep an eye on the latest additions to the collection. The Click-to-zoom feature of the Worksheet collection works so well for display on screen.