Mathematical Miscellany #64

Our current focus is of course on the final preparation for the Summer 2022 examinations. My post Examinations 2022 is easily accessible from the right-hand menu and currently pinned to the top of this blog so it is easy to find. The post highlights information and many revision resources available.

The latest addition to this post is from Gareth Evans who has made some Edexcel Crossover Revision Grids for each of the 3 GCSE papers based on this year’s advance information. There are 5 sets of each.

Gareth Evans – Crossover Revision Grids (Edexcel)

Edexcel Practice Papers

Staying with the subject of revision, from Edexcel, available in the Emporium we have GCSE Practice Papers for students aiming for Grade 4, Grade 7 and Grade 9.

As mentioned in Mathematical Miscellany #63, it’s really helpful when sites have a clear ‘What’s new?’ type section or you can easily search by recent additions and/or subscribe to a newsletter. A small number of recent examples…

Dr Austin Maths – Algebraic Fractions

On Dr Austin Maths select New from the Menu, her latest resources are a welcome addition – Algebraic Fractions.

MathsBot – Linear Sequences

I really like Jonathan Hall’s Structured Variation Grids on MathsBot, a latest addition is on Linear Sequences, keep up with Jonathan Hall’s latest MathsBot resources.

Andy Lutwyche

From an absolute favourite resource Author – Andy Lutwyche, search his resources by newest on TES, I see some great new resources. For example, a circle theorems card sort or worksheet, resources on invariant points and I like the look of these new resources ‘Explain the Errors’, I have often spoken of such resources being ideal to promote mathematical discussions in the classroom. Each resource in this collection has in Andy’s words “Ten questions of increasing difficulty (you can choose which you tackle) where four potential answers are given; one answer is correct (your class can find this) and three answers are incorrect and your class needs to work out how they got it incorrect. Ideal for mathematical discussions.”

I mentioned last time that it was great to see Andy has added to his Erica’s Errors series for A level with some Mecahnics and Statistics resources.

Transum – Drawing 3D Objects

On Transum see Breaking News where you will find information on new and updated resources. Current news includes the latest activity to be updated on the site, “Drawing 3D Objects” (Draw two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional objects on an isometric dotty grid.).

From NCETM, see News and Features.

Nrich – sign up for their Newsletter.

What’s new at Desmos? This is really comprehensive – a great way to keep up to date.

Tim Brzezinski – Net and Surface Area of a Cylinder

Reminding a student how to calculate the surface area of a cylinder, I used this clear Net and Surface Area of a Cylinder resource on GeoGebra. For more GeoGebra resources, see the GeoGebra series including from Edexcel, numerous GeoGebra resouces for GCSE and A Level.

Transum Mathematics

Perhaps try a weekly workout on Transum Mathematics, like so many resources available on Transum, students can enter answers to check their work. 5 weekly workouts are freely available, further weekly workouts are available for subscribers.

Remember that also freely available is Transum’s Refreshing Revision, where you can create your own customised set of questions (see Custom Maths Revision Starters). Or use one of the self-checking exercises from Transum’s extensive collection.

Transum Mathematics – Refreshing Revision