Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #160

Welcome to my 160th gems publish. This is where I share some of the newest information, suggestions and resources for maths lecturers.

1. Algebra Heat-Ups
@geoffkrall shared a year’s truly worth of algebra warm-ups. These are intended to in shape with the US curriculum where learners research maths in discrete chunks, which is very unique to the strategy we consider in the British isles. In the US, college students review a study course in Algebra, then Geometry, then Algebra 2. Geoff points out in his website put up that he developed this set of warm ups to support learners preserve their algebra competencies refreshing all over their geometry course. Thank you Geoff!

I’ve set up a new webpage for Certification of More Maths assets right here. This is connected from the primary menu at the prime of my blog site for easy access.

3. New Resources from Dr Austin

Prolific resource maker @draustinmaths has shared hundreds of excellent new tasks on her website. This consists of responsibilities on reverse percentages, constructions, set notation, quartiles, cumulative frequency, pie charts, bar charts and vectors.

4. Negative Variety Hook

Julia’s most the latest addition is this outstanding video about the depth of the ocean from MetaBallStudios. This may possibly operate properly in a lesson on destructive numbers. at?v=Q5C7sqVe2Vg

5. Percentages

Thank you to @nathanday314 for sharing some excellent percentages sources. Test out this thread for extra like this, and hyperlinks to the responsibilities that impressed these resources. 

Back to School 

These webpages are constantly well-liked in August and September:

  • My Year 7 Maths Activities post which characteristics ideas for initial classes with Calendar year 7
  • My Displays page which incorporates loads of wonderful maths shows for corridors and lecture rooms


I have established a new page listing maths training conferences in 2022/23. You can find not substantially on it but, so be sure to allow me know of any upcoming conferences that I can add.

Did you see that Rob Eastaway has teamed up with Shakespeare improviser Rebecca MacMillan to operate a series of talks for Important Phase 4 learners in Birmingham in November? A great deal Ado About Numbers – Maths & Shakespeare provides a unique possibility for a joint vacation for Maths, English and Historical past departments. I wager it will be brilliant.

I officially finish my Assistant Principal job and develop into Head of Maths on 1st September. I spent the initially week of the vacations receiving caught into Head of Maths stuff, which I carefully liked. I created a number of curriculum variations, rewrote our strategies of do the job, designed assessments, prepared 1st classes, that variety of point… I’ve also invested some time organizing lessons for Certification of Further Maths which I will be educating for the 1st time from September. I have a course of 32 fantastic 12 months 11 mathematicians raring to go. After using a 4 yr break from educating A stage to established up a new university, it is lovely to have calculus again in my lifestyle. And trig identities! As a great deal as I have relished concentrating on Vital Levels 3 and 4 for the very last handful of decades, these topics are my happy spot.

I am off on holiday break with my household for two months tomorrow – we are heading to a cottage in Cornwall. I are unable to wait around. When I get again, I’m looking forward to a few of chilled months at the stop of August, together with catching up with maths lecturers at Dr Frost’s triannual beverages.

I’ll depart you with this image tweeted by @p_millerd. I know a whole lot of persons who’ll relate to this!

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