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From Matt Woodfine on **Maths White Board** revision cards and online tests are now available.

Looking at the latest newsletter from **Chris Smith**, (highly recommended), I see he mentions Stella’s Stunners, this is an excellent site, I featured it in my post on **Proof**, it has so many excellent resources.

**Stella’s Stunners** is a library of more than 700 Non-Routine Mathematics Problems for Middle and High School Students; these problems certainly encourage mathematical thinking. You can filter **the problems** to narrow your search and usefully create a pdf document of your chosen problems. Perhaps try **Symbol Pushing** or **Logic**. Try the **Introductory Problem Set** which consists of twenty problems designed to show you how to use the problem library. A comprehensive **user guide** is available.

I’ll be keeping my **Advent** and **Christmas** pages updated – here’s another to add from **STEM Learning.**

If you have just a few minutes, then why not try a **Maths in a minute article** from Plus Magazine. A recent article by Kate Stansfield is on **Maths and music**. If this is a subject that interests you and you have more minutes, you can find a whole **collection of articles exploring Maths and Music**. The article in the Maths in a minute series includes a discussion on why some pairs of notes sound “nice” to us.

We could hear some different intervals on **WolframAlpha** which will also give you the pitch difference between the two notes.

Additional information includes the frequencies of each note, you can also find related musical queries. I spent rather longer than a minute on this, particularly having discovered other **Music examples on WolframAlpha**! You can get information on songs and artists, audio waveforms, and musical instruments as well as Music Theory.

Maths in a minute reminded me of The **Mathematical Moments site** which features many downloadable pdfs, posters that show the role that Mathematics plays in Science, Technology and Human Culture. A short or more detailed version of each poster is available and a search is provided. This is included in my post on **Posters**.

Continuing with the theme of Maths in minutes, From Pearson Qualifications, try Tea Break Training, these **short videos** which offer targeted professional development training on teaching strategies, content areas and support for GCSE Maths.

If you are preparing students for STEP examinations, have a look at this webinar from Nrich which In this webinar Claire explains how STEP questions can be used to help students prepare for a University Maths degree and demonstrates the resources available on the **STEP Support Programme**. (maths.org/step). This has been added to the **University Admissions Tests page** which includes many resources for students aiming at high A level grades.