Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #160

Welcome to my 160th gems article. This is where by I share some of the most up-to-date news, thoughts and means for maths academics.

1. Algebra Heat-Ups
@geoffkrall shared a year’s really worth of algebra warm-ups. These are made to healthy with the US curriculum where college students review maths in discrete chunks, which is extremely diverse to the tactic we consider in the United kingdom. In the US, college students study a class in Algebra, then Geometry, then Algebra 2. Geoff points out in his blog site write-up that he developed this set of warm ups to assist students retain their algebra expertise contemporary throughout their geometry program. Thank you Geoff!

I have set up a new web page for Certification of Even further Maths methods listed here. This is joined from the most important menu at the major of my site for uncomplicated access.

3. New Assets from Dr Austin

Prolific resource maker @draustinmaths has shared masses of superb new duties on her web page. This involves jobs on reverse percentages, constructions, established notation, quartiles, cumulative frequency, pie charts, bar charts and vectors.

4. Negative Range Hook

Julia’s most latest addition is this excellent video about the depth of the ocean from MetaBallStudios. This may well get the job done very well in a lesson on detrimental figures.

5. Percentages

Thank you to @nathanday314 for sharing some excellent percentages sources. Examine out this thread for additional like this, and links to the duties that motivated these resources. 

Back to School 

These web pages are always common in August and September:

  • My Year 7 Maths Activities post which features tips for initial lessons with Calendar year 7
  • My Displays page which consists of masses of excellent maths shows for corridors and school rooms


I’ve established a new web site listing maths education and learning conferences in 2022/23. There’s not much on it but, so please allow me know of any impending conferences that I can incorporate.

Did you see that Rob Eastaway has teamed up with Shakespeare improviser Rebecca MacMillan to operate a sequence of talks for Critical Stage 4 pupils in Birmingham in November? A great deal Ado About Figures – Maths & Shakespeare provides a one of a kind option for a joint excursion for Maths, English and History departments. I wager it will be good.

I formally end my Assistant Principal purpose and become Head of Maths on 1st September. I put in the initially 7 days of the vacations receiving trapped into Head of Maths stuff, which I completely enjoyed. I produced a quantity of curriculum variations, rewrote our techniques of work, created assessments, prepared 1st classes, that form of matter… I have also invested some time preparing classes for Certification of Even more Maths which I’ll be instructing for the 1st time from September. I have a course of 32 exceptional 12 months 11 mathematicians raring to go. Right after taking a 4 12 months split from instructing A level to established up a new university, it can be pretty to have calculus back in my lifestyle. And trig identities! As considerably as I have liked focusing on Essential Levels 3 and 4 for the final several yrs, these matters are my delighted spot.

I am off on holiday break with my household for two weeks tomorrow – we are heading to a cottage in Cornwall. I can not hold out. When I get back again, I’m looking ahead to a couple of chilled weeks at the conclusion of August, such as catching up with maths teachers at Dr Frost’s triannual beverages.

I will leave you with this photograph tweeted by @p_millerd. I know a large amount of people today who’ll relate to this!