June 25, 2024


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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #162

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #162

Welcome to my 162nd gems post. This is in which I share some of the most up-to-date information, strategies and sources for maths academics.

1. Scaffolded Duties
Thank you to @JaggersMaths for sharing a extremely available Pythagoras undertaking with plenty of scaffolding.

And this is an extract from another job which is structured to make it the two available and difficult. Thanks to @scott_math83 for this set of probability tree issues.

2. Amount Etymology Movie

@berniewestacott shared a wonderful video clip ‘Why is Eleven not known as Oneteeen?‘. This is a genuinely appealing summary of some of the etymology of numbers. I enjoy this type of detail.

3. Angles
Instructor and activity designer @SegarRogers shared a established of clever angles responsibilities developed to give students a deep comprehending of complementary angles.

He tweeted his tasks in this article, in this article and right here.

4. Indices

@giftedHKO shared an indices task that she utilised with her Yr 10s previous week. I am also instructing this subject matter to Yr 10 at the moment, so this was a well-timed tweet for me! She experienced them finish a grid with all the powers of two by means of to 10 up to the fifth electrical power. This supported them in completing fractional indices questions with greater quantities.

5. Fractions
@robertkaplinsky shared a problem from openmiddle.com which might be ideal for Year 7s doing fractions. This charming endeavor is prepared by @IanKerr_math.

I love September – teaching new courses is so remarkable – but it is really generally manic and exhausting just isn’t it? I have been having difficulties with mixed feelings in my new part. I’m loving staying Head of Maths again – I have done this career prior to so I feel incredibly self-confident in the part, plus I get to expend all my time focusing on the point I’m most passionate about (maths!). But at the exact same time it is really disheartening for me to move down from the senior leadership workforce immediately after three decades of putting my coronary heart and soul into setting up a new school. I know I will get utilized to it. I need to retain reminding myself of all the advantages of transforming job – I no for a longer period spend two several hours a working day on methods and spreadsheet function, since they have now hired a info officer to do these issues. As a substitute, I have been swamped with Year 11s asking for assist with maths at every opportunity (we have not had Year 11 in this university before, so this is a novelty for us!). So I am nonetheless just as chaotic as I used to be, but I believe my abilities is getting set to superior use now. I may possibly blog site separately about some of the factors I’ve already done in my potential of Head of Maths, and some of the things I have planned, as this may well support guidance new Heads of Maths. View this space.

An additional detail I am massively experiencing this yr is educating AQA’s Certificate in Additional Maths GCSE. Six a long time ago, my timetable was mainly A amount. I now have not taught A level for so extended, I’d overlooked how a lot I love it. Certificate in More Maths isn’t really A amount, but I am instructing stuff like Binomial Enlargement and Trig Identities, which I enjoy. I have a course of 31 keen mathematicians who fulfill just after university every Wednesday. It’s likely to be a hurry to get through the written content – this week we were being carrying out some perform on correct trig values and I uncovered that their fluency in functioning with surds just isn’t very where by I expected it to be – but I assume I am heading to absolutely enjoy educating this class.

Here are some matters from Twitter that you could have skipped in the final couple of months:

  • @mathsaurus shared his cost-free online class to assist students prepare for the UKMT Senior Maths Problem which consider places on 4th Oct 2022
  • @Ridermeister shared his challenge fixing booklet that contains 151 issues aimed at 12 months 13s who want to get ready for a college interview in Mathematics.
  • @PiXLMattTheApp shared a device to develop a bespoke maths publication in thirty seconds! With this software you can produce a newsletter that could be sent household to moms and dads or utilised as a kind time action.

In other news, I beloved putting on my new mathsy Popsy gown ‘Marva‘ at school very last week. I will dress in it once again on our Open Working day in a couple of months. Colleagues keep inquiring me how a lot of maths dresses I have. Five! A person for each and every working day of the week.

I appear forward to viewing you all at some of the conferences coming up in the Autumn expression. I will be performing a new ‘Topics in Depth’ presentation on space at #mathsconf30 in Manchester on 15th October (I hope! I have booked a train to Manchester, but thanks to concerns with the educate operator, there are at the moment no trains household on Saturday or Sunday. This is nerve-racking!). I’m also speaking at the Pixl Maths Convention at The Oval on 12th October. And if you get the job done for Harris, I’m speaking about Crucial Stage 3 problem at the Harris Federation Oct Convention at the ExCeL Centre on 14th October. Although crafting this I’ve realised that I’ve unintentionally agreed to do a few conference shows in 1 week! Oops – seems powerful! Luckily for us I will be on half-phrase the adhering to 7 days to get well.

I am going to go away you with this surdic expression to simplify –  your GCSE college students could possibly delight in this. This was shared by @mathisstillfun, a excellent account to comply with for normal maths challenges.