Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #161

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #161

Welcome to my 161st gems post. This is exactly where I share some of the latest news, suggestions and assets for maths instructors.

1. Mathematicians Display

For a lot more classroom and corridor displays for maths departments, see my displays webpage. 

2. Vectors Undertaking

It can be generally great to see new content material on my favorite website MathsPad. They have now done their curriculum booklets for all of Calendar year 7, 8 and 9. These booklets are comprehensive of good jobs – I use them all the time.
I also love their new cost-free Vectors & Quadrilaterals Worksheets. The concept is to function out which style of quadrilateral will be fashioned if you comply with a sequence of vectors. This presents practice doing the job with vectors while prompting pondering about no matter if pairs of vectors are equal in length, parallel or perpendicular, and encouraging mental visualisation. There are two stages of difficulty.

3. Certification in Further more Maths Means

In my very last post I described that I’ve set up a new web site linking to Certificate in Even more Maths resources. This can be accessed from the major menu at the best of my web site. Considering that then, I’ve extra a few supplemental assets to this web page:

4. GCSE Revision 

In the Autumn term @MrsEVCartwright gives her Calendar year 11 students a revision sheet per week on a topic lined so significantly in the training course. Every sheet incorporates a recap of the principal concepts and approaches, followed by some concerns to comprehensive for research that 7 days. You can obtain this useful resource from TES.

Again in Gems 155 I shared yet another GCSE revision source – PowerPoint data files made up of GCSE maths questions by subject matter for OCR, Edexcel and AQA. I subsequently awarded it a Gem Award for ‘Most Beneficial Resource’ because I use it all the time in my GCSE lesson arranging. @gcse_math has now shared this useful resource on its own web site – If you missed this previously in the 12 months, do verify it out.

5. Spot Benefit


Resource Libraries

If you’re new to training then you may well not know about my resource libraries which incorporate listings of sources for Critical Stages 3 to 5, organised by subject. I use these libraries every single working day when preparing lessons as they deliver a speedy way to browse high quality totally free resources. 

I check out to hold my Key Stage 3 and 4 libraries updated on an ongoing basis, and when I get started instructing A level once more future year I’ll do some function on my A level libraries far too. One-way links at times get damaged when people today move or delete their methods – if you find a damaged backlink then do allow me know! 

I also add new means fairly regularly. For example I’ve lately extra extra hyperlinks to sources from Dr Austin Maths together with tasks for indices, regular sort, factorising quadratics, inequalities and graphs.

The fastest way to obtain my resource libraries when you happen to be arranging classes is working with the menu throughout the top rated of my site.


I have mostly been performing Do it yourself around summer time and am now a bit fed up with painting. My household is in disarray (I at the moment don’t have a bed room!) so I’m looking ahead to returning to school on Thursday. I experienced a seriously attractive break though, which involved a extremely sunny family vacation in a cottage in Cornwall, and a excellent night time out with maths academics at Jamie Frost’s property (thanks @nkl_17 for the picture!).

I am searching ahead to meeting my new lessons future Monday. I am going to be teaching 12 months 7, 8, 10 and 11, furthermore I have a Certification in Additional Maths course who will have classes after faculty. My college to start with opened four a long time ago, so Summer months 2023 will be our initially ever GCSE success. It can be a significant yr for us! This 12 months we are going to also be setting up our new A stage courses ready for next September. In a few of months we are going to be advertising for a Vital Phase 5 Coordinator to join our maths office – enjoy this place if you’re interested in making use of!

Very good luck to everybody beginning in new schools this week, especially ECTs, and fantastic luck to people of you embarking on teacher schooling. September is this kind of an interesting month.