Some updates this week…

From **Ross Blair on MATHSgrader** comes a complete set of **Interactive assessments** to complement the **Maths Genie homeschool program**. The resources are provided in three tiers, Tier A roughly accords with grades 1-2. Tier B with grades 3-5 and Tier C is 6-9. Check the menus for **Teachers** and **Pupils** for easy site navigation.

For A Level Owen (**Owen134866** on TES) has a library of Mathematics teaching resources, these are really clearly structured with step by step examples. Recently added, is **A-level Core Pure Mathematics Year 2/A2** for the second year of Further Mathematics. These resources have been added to the **Teaching Resources page for Further Mathematics**. This Calculus content is part of the core Pure Mathematics specification common to all examining boards. For more on Further Calculus in Further Mathematics, see **my post here**.

Also note for Further Mathematics, Jack Brown who has created thousands of videos covering the complete A Level specification has been very busy with his **Further Maths** collection of teaching videos and exam paper walkthroughs; the easiest way to navigate the videos is through his website, **TLMaths.com**. A recent addition to the exam paper walkthroughs is the specimen paper for **OCR MEI Modelling with Algorithms**.

My post on **Graspable Math** proved popular last week and included a canvas of the problems from one of Dave Taylor’s wonderful **Increasingly Difficult Question sets**. I decided I liked the idea of having a canvas ready for his Simplifying Expressions, starting with **IDQ-Simplifying Expressions 1**, I opened it on my own canvas and adapted it slightly. I do like to keep all steps of the working displayed, so I have put the **exercises on the left, creating a good space on the right.**

Taking a canvas and adapting can help you learn to use the interface if you are unfamiliar with it. Using this **One Incorrect canvas** by Eric Weitnauer which is based on **Don Steward’s one incorrect simplification** I made a copy of Eric’s canvas and created one for the **first problem** from Don Steward’s blog post, discovering along the way that if you enter text for a web link, then Graspable Math inserts that as a link.

Note formulas on the menu.

For a clear example of this feature in action, have a look at this video.