Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #162

Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #160

Welcome to my 160th gems write-up. This is where by I share some of the most current information, suggestions and assets for maths academics.

1. Algebra Heat-Ups
@geoffkrall shared a year’s worthy of of algebra warm-ups. These are created to in shape with the US curriculum exactly where college students study maths in discrete chunks, which is extremely unique to the strategy we consider in the United kingdom. In the US, college students study a training course in Algebra, then Geometry, then Algebra 2. Geoff points out in his website article that he intended this set of warm ups to enable learners hold their algebra capabilities contemporary through their geometry program. Thank you Geoff!

I’ve set up a new webpage for Certificate of More Maths assets here. This is linked from the primary menu at the prime of my website for simple access.

3. New Methods from Dr Austin

Prolific resource maker @draustinmaths has shared masses of wonderful new jobs on her web page. This includes responsibilities on reverse percentages, constructions, set notation, quartiles, cumulative frequency, pie charts, bar charts and vectors.

4. Damaging Range Hook

Julia’s most current addition is this amazing video clip about the depth of the ocean from MetaBallStudios. This may well operate nicely in a lesson on damaging quantities. at?v=Q5C7sqVe2Vg

5. Percentages

Thank you to @nathanday314 for sharing some superb percentages methods. Look at out this thread for far more like this, and inbound links to the responsibilities that inspired these assets. 

Back again to School 

These web pages are usually popular in August and September:

  • My Year 7 Maths Activities post which characteristics strategies for initial classes with Calendar year 7
  • My Displays website page which is made up of hundreds of wonderful maths displays for corridors and lecture rooms


I’ve developed a new web page listing maths education and learning conferences in 2022/23. You can find not considerably on it but, so make sure you enable me know of any future conferences that I can include.

Did you see that Rob Eastaway has teamed up with Shakespeare improviser Rebecca MacMillan to operate a sequence of talks for Essential Phase 4 college students in Birmingham in November? A great deal Ado About Numbers – Maths & Shakespeare presents a special opportunity for a joint vacation for Maths, English and Background departments. I guess it will be brilliant.

I officially complete my Assistant Principal position and turn out to be Head of Maths on 1st September. I expended the 1st week of the holidays obtaining caught into Head of Maths things, which I thoroughly savored. I made a selection of curriculum improvements, rewrote our schemes of do the job, developed assessments, planned to start with classes, that sort of issue… I’ve also spent some time arranging lessons for Certificate of More Maths which I’ll be instructing for the initially time from September. I have a course of 32 fantastic Calendar year 11 mathematicians raring to go. Following getting a four yr crack from instructing A degree to set up a new college, it is wonderful to have calculus back in my daily life. And trig identities! As significantly as I’ve relished focusing on Essential Levels 3 and 4 for the final couple of a long time, these matters are my pleased location.

I’m off on holiday getaway with my spouse and children for two months tomorrow – we are heading to a cottage in Cornwall. I won’t be able to hold out. When I get again, I am looking ahead to a few of chilled weeks at the conclude of August, together with catching up with maths instructors at Dr Frost’s triannual beverages.

I’ll depart you with this image tweeted by @p_millerd. I know a large amount of men and women who’ll relate to this!