A job for the summer holidays – make it easier to find resources on this site!

With this mission in mind I have added a Search page to highlight the Search function.

On the subject of searching, I recommend both Evernote and Diigo – I use both. This morning I was thinking about a resource I need for September (I think I need a holiday!) – for a making polyhedra session and remembered I had bookmarked it on Diigo; so from approximately 2000 bookmarks I had what I wanted in seconds!

Useful Reading

There is much available on the web – high quality and all free.

  • Have you seen the latest edition of Plus from The Millennium Mathematics Project – University of Cambridge and Focus from the Mathematical Association of America?
  • Looked at the puzzles (and solutions!) from St Mark’s?

These and many other links can be found on the Reading page.

To easily view each site view the list as Diigo WebSlides.
(Further details on Diigo webslides available on a Diigo tutorial.) 

Useful Links

For teachers of AQA GCSE Maths, the (WordPress) blog Teaching AQA Maths 2010, published by the Maths team at Longman has some useful resources. The post linked to here has a free practice paper and mark scheme for Unit 1 higher for example. Relevant news is posted. Definitely worth keeping an eye on. An early post on the blog on the book ‘Street Fighting Mathematics’ by Sanjoy Mahajan includes a link for a free pdf download of the book.

Note that useful links on this blog are organised in Diigo lists (click on the green links to go direct to the website and hit back on your browser to return to the list) and can be found on the I’m Looking For… pages.

Rich Tasks & Cool Themes

Now there’s an odd title – the link is the tools I have used recently.

They are two of my favourites that stay at the top of my favourites list – WordPress and Diigo.

Diigo because I can save and organise my numerous bookmarks as well as using the research tools for highlighting web pages and adding notes to annotate. Diigo’s facility to create lists is so useful; my latest list on Rich Tasks (Mathematics) puts together some useful links. Most if not all readers will know of nrich, but perhaps not so well known is the New Zealand Problem Solving site which as well as numerous problems with teachers’ notes has guidance on problem solving strategies.

WordPress because it is easy to use, looks great, always reliable and I can share information so easily with my students and with other teachers. What is made available free is superb – I couldn’t resist their new theme, Greyzed (there have been many recently) for my blog with useful links for students.