Mathematical Miscellany #85

A compilation this week…

From Sarah Farrell, Maths comprehensions on 12 different topics.

This has been added to the Literacy Skills in Mathematics collection.

Edexcel – Teacher’s Guide to Command Words

From AMSP, a new magazine for current Year 10 students – Quick Maths.

Do you have students who ponder the questions:
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Ever feel like you’re never going to be good enough?
Your students will learn about ‘Maths Anxiety’, hear from students and their experiences of post-16 maths and more in this issue of Quick Maths.


Andy Lutwyche

I always check Andy’s latest resources, his recent resources include Fill in the Blanks exercises.
(See Fill in the blanks for more exercises).

Look at these new resources from GeoGebra

Seeing Sarah Farrell’s first comprehension task on the solar system reminded me of all the educational resources available from NASA. Space Math @ NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today’s scientific discoveries. The site includes Mathematics in the news – a look at the Mathematics involved in NASA press releases together with resources.

Check the Space Math Educator Guide and note the Problem Books and Problem Archives which contain an extensive collection of problems. Several booklets are also available, see for example Exploring Space Math on Standard Form which includes full solutions. Booklets include introductory pages including a table showing the topics covered by each activity. Why not use some solar wind magnetism data when teaching directed numbers or use solar flares when looking at equations and substitution?

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