Looking back…and looking forward

Looking back at 2022, last week I looked at some posts popular in 2022. Continuing the theme of looking back, from the Office for National Statistics, The Year in Numbers in which the National Statistician, Professor Sir Ian Diamond looks back on a year of notable statistics, and from Quanta Magazine, The Year in Math including notes on a bumper year for number theorists from a high school student throught to more experienced mathematicins.

I was interested to see the Top 10 OpenLearn courses of 2022, OpenLearn is the The Open University’s free learning site. The Top 10 includes Everyday Maths and also MSE’s Academy of Money, a course where The Open University joined forces with MoneySavingExpert to produce a course to help people master their finances.

For 2023, a very happy new year to all, I have created the annual look at number properties for the new year and links to NCTM’s year game to play with your students in January. I will keep this page updated with any new resources and ideas.

Tanya Khovanova – Number Gossip

Looking ahead to some new resources, recently created we can use for the year ahead, see the following:

I have often mentioned Wayne Chadburn’s monthly calendars. He writes these calendars to provide regular, varied practice – a little bit of maths each day. Three versions of each monthly calendar are available, Higher, Foundation Plus, and Foundation; answers are provided. Calendars for January through to May are now available.

Maths White Board

For another source of calendars, including the option to create your own, use Matt Woodfine’s resources on Maths White Board.

Fawn Nguyen has provided all her wonderful resources in one place, see Fawn Nguyen, for her new resources page which she plans to add to as time permits. The Collections include a selection for Elementary, chosen from her brilliant Visual patterns, note the menu; the Gallery includes blog posts from teachers and students who have used visual patterns in their classrooms.

Visual Patterns
Visual Patterns – Fawn Nguyen

Jack Brown has recently completed his teaching video collection for A Level Further Maths, Mechanics a / Minor.

You can see the OCR B MEI specification for each section, with much in common between the boards, these are useful resources for other boards also; the differences between the exam boards are identified in the resources.

For Further Resources on Dimensional Analysis see this page in the Further Maths series:

Mechanics – Dimensional Analysis

For A Level Mechanics – see this post: Mechanics.

Staying with A Level, Mark Willis has updated his A-level Year 2 resources. Each topic now has the question with gaps for students to fill in whilst either trying the questions or watching the videos.

Note that IGCSE resources are also available on Mark’s site – included in the IGCSE resource collection.

The Doctor Frost Maths Key Skill Team remain busy, still on a Mechanics theme, here’s a recent addition to the Key Skills for Mechanics, K428c – equilibrium on an inclined plane, with an inclined force.

The Dr Frost Maths – Key Skills for Mechanics were included in this post highlighting resources for A Level Mechanics.

Checking Amanda Austin’s wonderful Dr Austin Maths – New, we see recent additions on Functions.

Peps McCrea is launching a weekly 5-min email for teachers who are keen to keep up-to-date with thinking and research around effective teaching. For ‘Evidence Snacks’, you can subscribe here.

I will finish with Jake Gordon’s Christmas present for all teachers! It will be really interesting to see developments on his resource – an infinite canvas to use as a whiteboard in 2023. See Jake’s YouTube Channel, Mr Gordon’s maths universe which includes an Introduction; the interface is very simple and intuitive to use.

I have mentioned Eric Curts before, for example see his introduction to Mathigon, a Control Alt Archive Workshop where he interviews Mathigon’s head of content David Poras.

His recent EdTech Links of the Week 1-2-23 features Jake Gordon’s Infinity Whiteboard.

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