You can also find these skills on the exam board websites, see AQA for example who state that “overall, at least 10% of the marks in assessments for Psychology will require the use of mathematical skills. These skills will be applied in the context of A-level Psychology and will be at least the standard of higher tier GCSE mathematics.”
Catherine Van Saarloos has created online resources for lessons on data collection and for the delivery of the mathematical requirements of Psychology courses. Here you will find a collection of Desmos activities.
There is also a good deal of evidence that the use of worked examples can be helpful in introducing new ideas (Booth et al., 2017; Sweller et al., 2019). Particularly effective are ‘completion problems’ where students are given partial solutions and required to complete them. These can help students to focus on the examples but also manage the difficulty level while retaining authentic tasks
Great Teaching Toolkit – Evidence Review, June 2020 Rob Coe, C.J. Rauch, Stuart Kime, Dan Singleton
In dimension 4, Activating Hard Thinking, we see this element on explaining. Part-worked examples can be so useful when presenting new concepts and ideas to students.
So this week, a collection of fill in the blanks type resources.
The trigonometry activity above is from Andy Lutwyche; Andy has other resources in his fill in the blanks series. Searching his TES resources on “fill in the blanks“, returns other fill in the blanks resources and also other resources where students must complete missing information such as his What was the question or Spiders collections. Some of Andy’s latest resources include his Lazy Lionel resources, Lionel does not show his working, so loses marks! We also have Hasty Hazel and Methodical Mabel, this really is excellent and I’m sure can promote excellent conversations in the classroom on misconceptions and showing sufficient working. And I must include Andy’s brilliant resource on the quadratic formula.
So many teachers share their resources, for more of this type of activity, try the following:
From White Rose Maths – new digital tools are free for use by teachers and parents. You can watch the short webinars introducing their first two new interactive tools – Place Value Charts & Algebra Tiles – scroll down to the Resources and CPD collection.
The very clear webinars introduce the key features of the tools.
This is an outstanding resource and very easy to use.