Added to the GeoGebra series is a new page, GeoGebra Resources-Edexcelso all the resources for GCSE and A level Maths and Further Maths are available in one place.

A recent addition to the top menu includes Updates where updates to popular posts are noted. A further new page added today is Popular Posts and Links, just a small number of currently popular posts and/or files. I see that the file of legacy coursework tasks from Edexcel has proved very popular this year as has The Workers of Zen.

As you can see from these pages there are many ways to learn about this excellent interface. In Solving Equations, you will see at the end of that page I have created a canvas which includes a video – you can watch a video and try the steps shown on the canvas.

The Activity Bank includes many great examples which will show you how to use Graspable Math.

A major announcement was made at La Salle Education’s Maths Conference #21 in October 2019.

Autograph for graphing and geometry is now part of the La Salle Education family and with the backing of La Salle Complete Maths, Autograph (version 5)is now available free to everyone forever. Teachers and students can download the software.

Do have a look at the videos of the 8 tasks which show many lovely features of Autograph.

So a reorganisation of some pages, there is now a new top level page, Use of Technology and a new series of pages on Autograph. The series will be developed further in the coming months.

I have used many of Tom Bennison’s resources, including his Christmas colouring for A Level students – these make perfect Christmas activities for older students. Have a look at his Christmas themed resources.

For the last few years I have made Christmas Cards for students using the wonderful Chalkdust resources, Matthew Scroggs has designed the 2020 Chalkdust card. You can use an interactive or pdf version.

Lucy has recently created this Maths GCSE Christmas Relay which she describes as “16 GCSE style Higher/Foundation crossover questions with a seasonal twist. Great for an end of term relay race or just as extra practice questions to do as revision.”

Perton Maths Department are providing us with Christmas challenges once again.

From STEM Learning, a present for teachers, a collection of Christmas-themed mathematics resources. I rather like 3, on Christmas Tangrams, and for when it isn’t Christmas – look at all those other Shape in the Classroom books!

STEM resource 8 is Christmas Puzzles; The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) published four seasonal puzzles from Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney, published in 1917, in their Secondary magazine. I have mentioned Henry Ernest Dudeney’s – Amusements in Mathematicsbefore (see Free Books), the Kindle edition is free. Several categories of puzzles are available. A search on Christmas returned 23 puzzles, solutions are all provided.

This Advent Calendar collection has problems for every age from young Primary age children to A Level (UK age 16-18).

From Teachitmaths, create a masterpiece! Mistletoe & lines; the description reads ‘Practise your graph drawing skills with a Christmassy theme! Plot the given points to draw a Christmas tree, then add your own lines of tinsel, giving the equation of each one.’ The pdf resource is free, you just need to register with the site. Further Christmas activities are available.

For more plotting, try this ATM open resource, Santa Plotting. Plot the points given and note the challenge questions at the end.

On TES we have a complete set of relays from Chris Smith; my classes have enjoyed his Valentine and Summer relays, try his Christmas relay to complete this term. You can find more excellent resources from Chris on TES and follow him on Twitter here.

As with all these relays from Chris – all the answers are provided – brilliant!

Another set of Higher (Geometry) problems is here. I like their festive Venn Diagrams, they would make a nice introduction / reminder on Venn diagrams for younger students.

Here’s a Christmas tree on the Desmos Graphing Calculator site. Note this is simply a collection of lines and circles, as you can see from the syntax it is very easy to restrict x or y values.

How about a Desmos present to review equations of lines? This Christmas present graph makes a good starter.

Dr Matthew Lettington of Cardiff University has helped Admiral create an online tool to calculate how many baubles and fairy lights are needed for the perfect Christmas tree. Answer four questions to find out how many baubles and the length of fairy lights you need!

If you are creating any resources yourself you might want to install some Christmas fonts! (shown here: christmas lights, christmas tree and kingthings christmas)

Mostly for younger children, Top Marks have put their favourite Christmas Activities together.

We could do the annual calculation and work out how many gifts are received over the 12 days of Christmas. Murray Bourne has all the answers and more on squareCircleZ or have a look at this YouTube video.

On the subject of videos, try a video advent calendar from Numberphile! The 24 video links are just below the video.

Christmas 2020WolframAlpha count and other information you probably are not too worried about for Christmas Day!

An unusual Christmas this year perhaps, but still wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for reading and for all the various comments. Have a wonderful and well-deserved break when we get to the holidays!