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on March 13, 2016

So last weekend, I went to Mathsconf6.  I met Mr Corbett of CorbettMaths, and Mr Reddy of TT Rockstars, and Mr Emeny of Numeracy Ninjas.  A couple of months ago, I also met Mr Hegarty of Hegarty Maths.  It felt almost like I’d met actual maths celebrities – people were geeking out over having met them (as was I….), and rightly so!  These legends of maths education have given us so much to support our students in not only succeeding in maths, but enjoying it in the process, that it’s completely understandable that we’d have a case of hero worship.

It made me go away thinking ‘why not me?’.  They also have responsibilities, both within school and at home to take up their time, but still manage to create such amazing resources.

Once I’d got over myself, I thought it’d be useful to just summarise what I’ve managed to put out there myself.  If nothing else, there’ve been a couple of things I’ve been reminded of over the last month or two that I’d forgotten I’d done!

http://www.ilovemathsgames.com – games, puzzles, and teacher tools.  There are tools to help you find what grade / levels topics are (although I guess I’m going to have to change them all next year!), and adaptable basic skills starters, and interactive tools to investigate outcomes of rolling 2 dice, factors etc….

Puzzle of the week – all archived on here.  These have been running for a few years now, and get tweeted out each week for use in lessons / form time etc.

APP guides / revision checklist  – I’ve posted the original version of these before, but have just finished updating these for my Y11 C/D borderine class this year.  They now contain links and QR codes for each topic, one to a revision video (mostly Corbett Maths), one to practice questions.  I’ve also added where to find each topic on the new HegartyMaths (which my students LOVE!), and there’s an exam question to be answered on each topic before it can be stamped as complete.   I have done a similar thing before, but was inspired to update these after the lovely Miss B of missbsresources.com shared her passports at mathsconf6.    It’s only for students aiming for a C though – download here: Revision_passport_up_to_C. It should print nicely as an A5 booklet.

@MathsTopTips – daily tweets with a maths tip, aimed at revising students.

C-Grade revision booklets – I collated a load of C grade questions into booklets, sorted by Number, Algebra, SSM and HD.   They still seem to be very popular! GCSE C-grade revision booklets

The 5 minute maths plan – Adapted from the marvellous @teachertoolkit specifically for maths.  The 5 minute Maths Plan

The Little Book of Emergency Maths Lessons – available on iTunes. The Little Book of Emergency Maths Lessons

Rich tasks book – collected from lots of great tweachers, and put into a book here: Rich tasks, or being ‘less helpful’. *Updated 6/5

SOLO taxonomy explained using lego – a video for explaining SOLO to students SOLO taxonomy explained using Lego

Y11 countdown calendar – to make it REALLY clear how little time they have left! Countdown_calendar_2016

This was partly just to make me feel more useful, but mostly because all these things involved a lot of work, and it would be a shame for them to get buried in the archives 😉

Hope you find some of these useful, and thanks for bearing with my ramblings!

Em

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