Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #161

Welcome to my 161st gems publish. This is wherever I share some of the most up-to-date information, strategies and resources for maths instructors.

1. Mathematicians Display screen

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2. Vectors Process

It can be usually terrific to see new material on my favorite website MathsPad. They have now completed their curriculum booklets for all of 12 months 7, 8 and 9. These booklets are full of good jobs – I use them all the time.
I also appreciate their new cost-free Vectors & Quadrilaterals Worksheets. The thought is to do the job out which type of quadrilateral will be fashioned if you abide by a sequence of vectors. This supplies exercise doing the job with vectors even though prompting wondering about regardless of whether pairs of vectors are equivalent in size, parallel or perpendicular, and encouraging mental visualisation. There are two amounts of issue.

3. Certification in Even further Maths Means

In my very last write-up I pointed out that I’ve set up a new web site linking to Certificate in Further more Maths means. This can be accessed from the major menu at the top of my website. Since then, I have added 3 extra means to this web page:

4. GCSE Revision 

In the Autumn term @MrsEVCartwright gives her Year 11 pupils a revision sheet for each week on a subject included so much in the study course. Each and every sheet has a recap of the primary strategies and approaches, adopted by some issues to full for homework that week. You can obtain this source from TES.

Back again in Gems 155 I shared an additional GCSE revision useful resource – PowerPoint documents made up of GCSE maths questions by matter for OCR, Edexcel and AQA. I subsequently awarded it a Gem Award for ‘Most Practical Resource’ because I use it all the time in my GCSE lesson organizing. @gcse_math has now shared this source on its own site – If you missed this previously in the 12 months, do test it out.

5. Area Value


Source Libraries

If you happen to be new to educating then you could not know about my useful resource libraries which consist of listings of means for Vital Stages 3 to 5, organised by subject matter. I use these libraries every day when scheduling lessons as they deliver a speedy way to look through good quality free of charge means. 

I test to keep my Essential Phase 3 and 4 libraries up to date on an ongoing basis, and when I start training A level again following year I’ll do some function on my A level libraries way too. One-way links often get damaged when men and women move or delete their methods – if you come across a damaged backlink then do let me know! 

I also incorporate new methods reasonably frequently. For example I’ve a short while ago included a lot more inbound links to assets from Dr Austin Maths which includes duties for indices, conventional sort, factorising quadratics, inequalities and graphs.

The fastest way to access my useful resource libraries when you are preparing lessons is working with the menu across the leading of my weblog.


I have largely been executing Do it yourself in excess of summer season and am now a bit fed up with portray. My household is in disarray (I at this time do not have a bed room!) so I am hunting ahead to returning to college on Thursday. I experienced a seriously attractive split however, which included a pretty sunny family vacation in a cottage in Cornwall, and a fantastic evening out with maths lecturers at Jamie Frost’s dwelling (thanks @nkl_17 for the picture!).

I’m hunting forward to conference my new lessons future Monday. I am going to be instructing Year 7, 8, 10 and 11, as well as I have a Certificate in Additional Maths course who will have classes just after university. My school 1st opened 4 decades back, so Summer season 2023 will be our to start with at any time GCSE final results. It is a major year for us! This year we’ll also be setting up our new A stage classes all set for future September. In a pair of months we will be marketing for a Important Phase 5 Coordinator to be part of our maths department – view this house if you might be interested in making use of!

Fantastic luck to every person setting up in new educational institutions this week, notably ECTs, and fantastic luck to individuals of you embarking on teacher instruction. September is these types of an remarkable month.