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Dotty Thinking - Idea for Teaching Statistics. This is a video to accompany my article for the TES Magazine ("Dotty Thinking") that offers up a simple, fun idea to get students engaged and making meaningful data comparisons, including mean…
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Dodgy Supermarket Offers - ROTW 5 (2012/13). I am a sucker for a supermarket bargain, but I would feel a little foolish of I were to take up any of these offers. Feast your eyes on countless images of dodgy half-price and 2for1 deals. But …
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Mathematical Pointless - ROTW 7 (2012/13). The TV quiz show Pointless is a personal favourite of mine, and so I was absolutely delighted when Richard Tock produced this mathematical version. Here students must discuss, from a selection of
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Dirty Data! - Maths ROTW 13 (2012/13). I am a huge fan of the Royal Statistical Society, and since they have become a Partner with TES I really hope their amazing resources can reach a wider audience. All of their activities are based arou…
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BIDMAS / BODMAS Top Trumps - ROTW 9 (2011/12). This resource was selected to be TES Resource of the Week. laura.reeshughes has devised a series of outstanding Top Trumps resources covering a whole host of important mathematical topics. Thi…
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Algebra Through Paper Folding - ROTW 3 (2012/13). Instead of being asked to collect like terms and simplify any old expression, students are instead challenged to create some interesting compound shapes using three sheets of paper. The vis…
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Treasure Hunting Revision! - ROTW 9 (2012/13). I am forever amazed by the talent and imagination of the teachers who upload resources to TES. This resource is simply lovely. It is a beautifully written story of three children and their ann…
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Maths Vegas! Negative Numbers - ROTW 4 (2012/13). Bring the fun and excitement of a Las Vegas Casino into the maths classroom… well, not quite, but nearly! In this excellent resource, students must work together in teams of four to decide …
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C to B GCSE Maths Revision - ROTW 6 (2012/13). In those final few weeks before an exam, I tend to find my students enjoy targeted, focussed revision, and for some reason they love nothing more than a booklet. Well, imagine my delight when …
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Volume and Surface Area - ROTW 8 (2011/12). This resource was selected to be TES Resource of the Week. It is an entire lesson on Volume and Surface Area, and what a lesson it is! There is a challenging starter, group work, built-in PLTS,
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Outdoor Loci - Maths ROTW 8 (2012/13). Loci is one of those topics in maths that can seem very dry to many students. Sure, they can often remember the steps of how to construct perpendicular bisectors and angle bisectors, but do students r…
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Autograph Activity - Equation of Straight Lines. A free online Autograph Player activity that allows students to investigate the equation of a straight line in the form y = mx + c and the effect of the gradient and intercept. You can use t…
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TES Maths Podcast - Probability. Well, what a first episode of the TES Maths Podcast we have! Probability, Ofsted, micromorts and my guest threatening to punch someone! Many thanks once again to Mark McCourt for being such a wonderful firs…
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Algebra Lesson - Row of Tiles. A Algebra lesson activity on sequences and creating equivalent algebraic expressions. This pilot resource has been kindly shared by the ICCAMS project, based at Kings College, London. The project aims to rais…
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Algebra Lesson - Family of T Shapes. An Algebra lesson on writing and simplifying algebraic expressions. This pilot resource has been kindly shared by the ICCAMS project, based at Kings College, London. The project aims to raise students’
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GCSE Question Prompts - Maths ROTW 15 (2012/13). Instead of giving students questions to try, students are instead given prompts. It is then their job to come up with questions (and perhaps mark schemes) based around those prompts. This co…
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TES Maths Podcast - Negative numbers. Our new TES Maths Podcast is now in the can, and what a very enjoyable podcast to record it was. I was very lucky to be joined by Jeremy and Dietmar from King’s College London, to talk about their very…
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Higher Maths Active Lessons - ROTW 1 (2012/13). Welcome to another year of Resource of the Week from TES Maths. Setting the standard from the outset is this excellent set of resources from chris smith. I often find that the most interestin…
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Plans & Elevations QQT - Maths ROTW 11 (2012/13). Plans and Elevations are a topic that I struggle with (my spatial awareness skills are rather limited!), but which I adore teaching because of the wealth of excellent resources out there to…
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Teach-maths - WebWhizz Video 41. There are many maths resource websites out there that offer PowerPoints and worksheets to support the teaching of certain topics, but very few that offer complete lesson packages. Teachmaths, does exactly t…