Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #161

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #160

Welcome to my 160th gems post. This is in which I share some of the most current news, strategies and methods for maths instructors.

1. Algebra Heat-Ups
@geoffkrall shared a year’s well worth of algebra warm-ups. These are intended to in shape with the US curriculum where college students examine maths in discrete chunks, which is really distinctive to the technique we choose in the British isles. In the US, learners analyze a program in Algebra, then Geometry, then Algebra 2. Geoff points out in his web site submit that he designed this set of heat ups to help learners keep their algebra skills contemporary during their geometry study course. Thank you Geoff!

I have established up a new page for Certificate of Even more Maths means below. This is linked from the principal menu at the top rated of my blog for straightforward accessibility.

3. New Methods from Dr Austin

Prolific resource maker @draustinmaths has shared hundreds of superb new tasks on her web site. This features responsibilities on reverse percentages, constructions, established notation, quartiles, cumulative frequency, pie charts, bar charts and vectors.

4. Detrimental Quantity Hook

Julia’s most current addition is this brilliant video about the depth of the ocean from MetaBallStudios. This may work effectively in a lesson on unfavorable numbers.

5. Percentages

Thank you to @nathanday314 for sharing some fantastic percentages means. Check out out this thread for far more like this, and backlinks to the tasks that motivated these means. 

Back again to School 

These web pages are generally common in August and September:

  • My Year 7 Maths Activities post which functions thoughts for initially lessons with Year 7
  • My Displays web page which has masses of excellent maths shows for corridors and classrooms


I’ve established a new web page listing maths schooling conferences in 2022/23. There’s not a great deal on it nonetheless, so remember to permit me know of any upcoming conferences that I can add.

Did you see that Rob Eastaway has teamed up with Shakespeare improviser Rebecca MacMillan to operate a collection of talks for Key Phase 4 students in Birmingham in November? A lot Ado About Numbers – Maths & Shakespeare presents a special opportunity for a joint excursion for Maths, English and Heritage departments. I guess it will be fantastic.

I formally complete my Assistant Principal function and become Head of Maths on 1st September. I invested the initial week of the vacations obtaining caught into Head of Maths things, which I completely loved. I produced a amount of curriculum changes, rewrote our strategies of perform, established assessments, planned first lessons, that type of factor… I’ve also spent some time scheduling lessons for Certificate of Even further Maths which I’ll be instructing for the initially time from September. I have a class of 32 exceptional 12 months 11 mathematicians raring to go. Right after taking a 4 yr split from training A degree to set up a new college, it is wonderful to have calculus back in my lifetime. And trig identities! As considerably as I have savored concentrating on Key Stages 3 and 4 for the last few yrs, these subject areas are my content put.

I am off on holiday getaway with my family for two weeks tomorrow – we are heading to a cottage in Cornwall. I won’t be able to hold out. When I get back again, I am on the lookout forward to a couple of chilled months at the end of August, which include catching up with maths instructors at Dr Frost’s triannual beverages.

I am going to leave you with this photograph tweeted by @p_millerd. I know a ton of men and women who’ll relate to this!