Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #165

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #165

Welcome to my 165th gems put up. This is exactly where I share some of the most current news, thoughts and assets for maths academics.

1. GCSE Revision

2. GCSE Even further Maths

Thank you to @1stclassmaths who has now completed the Amount 2 Even further Maths site of his great internet site. The page options movies and subject matter booklets for all Even more Maths subject areas outside of the standard GCSE specification. These are genuinely superior top quality resources – I have been making use of them with my Additional Maths class.

3. New Assets and Websites

Many thanks again to @draustinmaths for continuing to generously share her assets. Her hottest batch of features means were truly helpful for my Yr 11s in December. There are some great tasks on composite and inverse features. 

@markywillis63 has up-to-date his A stage internet site. Each topic now has a established of inquiries with gaps for pupils to fill in even though possibly attempting the issues or watching the films. 

I also received an electronic mail from Sam Kordan who established a internet site with a colleague when they labored with each other at a Ship faculty: It is really a selection of tunes, games, printable instructing types and a lot more.
My audience will be delighted to listen to that has started out carrying out A level papers, and that kingdom has been up-to-date with queries from November 2021. 

Thank you to all these generous maths lecturers who have been doing work challenging to make and share written content in new months.

4. Infinite Whiteboard

I have blogged just before about the great instruments shared by @JakeGMaths at This consists of a big selection of labored illustrations and a abilities grid generator. Jake has lately been operating on his Infinity Whiteboard which is fantastic. You can paste an image of a process or student’s perform and then annotate it. It can be also genuinely easy to paste a PDF which arrives up as an image. It is terrific for stay modelling and you can expect to never ever operate out of place! Just one issue I’ll use it for is to assessment exam papers – it normally takes seconds to established up:

Formerly we’ve copied and pasted each problem into PowerPoint to overview an exam paper, which I now realise wasn’t a good use of our time!

The infinite whiteboard is very simple to use. Do look at it out.

5. All Ten

In the run up to Christmas I massively relished completing the nerdle advent calendar. I have accomplished a nerdle puzzle each and every solitary day considering that February. It provides a tiny little bit of joy to my mornings. When I not too long ago tweeted to sing nerdle’s praises, I experienced a reply from @druinok about All 10 which I hadn’t seen ahead of.

All Ten is a wonderful game which offers your four distinct figures every single day, and you have to use those four numbers to make each individual variety from just one to ten. The interface is great – it is really very participating and effortless to use. As effectively as staying an pleasant match for instructors (I now do it every early morning, as before long as I’ve finished my day-to-day nerdle!) it truly is also a very good a single to use in classes – especially when teaching the order of operations.

It reminds me a little bit of the traditional 24 Video game.


I have been super peaceful on Twitter and my blog recently simply because, like so several others, I’ve been really unwell. But, just in time for the start of time period, I am starting off to experience improved now, and am looking ahead to an interesting time period forward. At faculty we are going to be managing the Intermediate Maths Obstacle, in addition we’re using forty Calendar year 10 learners on a excursion to see GCSE Maths in Action – and I’m delighted to have this journey funded by a grant from Jack Petchey
I’m looking ahead to the conferences that are coming up. At La Salle’s meeting in Bracknell on 11th March I’ll be talking about Pythagoras. And at the Joint Conference of the Maths Subject matter Associations I’ll be speaking about bettering students’ calculator fluency. This two working day meeting normally takes place at the University of Warwick on 3 and 4 April – I’ve you’ve got not been to one of the household Easter conferences in advance of, I strongly really encourage you to appear together! Book by 31 January to receive the Early Hen price reduction.

My lovely staff will be recruiting this expression – we want a Vital Phase 5 Coordinator to operate A stage maths, which we’re launching for the initially time this yr. If you have A stage instructing working experience and you might be hunting for a new challenge in September, make sure you get in touch with me ([email protected]). The work advert will be out quickly.

I appreciated attending Dr Frost’s triannual drinks this 7 days. It really is often a pleasure to expend time with maths academics.

Last but not least, examine out my excellent stickers! I searched substantial and lower for some good personalised stickers to obtain my colleagues for Xmas – and when I observed these, I acquired some for myself also!

Delighted New Year, and all the most effective for 2023.