Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #161

Welcome to my 161st gems publish. This is exactly where I share some of the newest news, thoughts and assets for maths academics.

1. Mathematicians Exhibit

For more classroom and corridor shows for maths departments, see my shows web site. 

2. Vectors Job

It truly is generally excellent to see new material on my favorite website MathsPad. They have now accomplished their curriculum booklets for all of Year 7, 8 and 9. These booklets are full of excellent responsibilities – I use them all the time.
I also adore their new no cost Vectors & Quadrilaterals Worksheets. The idea is to work out which kind of quadrilateral will be fashioned if you follow a sequence of vectors. This provides practice doing work with vectors whilst prompting thinking about regardless of whether pairs of vectors are equivalent in duration, parallel or perpendicular, and encouraging psychological visualisation. There are two degrees of issues.

3. Certification in Additional Maths Means

In my final put up I pointed out that I have set up a new web site linking to Certificate in Further Maths assets. This can be accessed from the primary menu at the leading of my website. Because then, I have added 3 supplemental resources to this webpage:

4. GCSE Revision 

In the Autumn term @MrsEVCartwright gives her 12 months 11 students a revision sheet for every 7 days on a topic protected so considerably in the system. Each individual sheet has a recap of the principal suggestions and strategies, adopted by some queries to comprehensive for homework that week. You can down load this source from TES.

Again in Gems 155 I shared a further GCSE revision resource – PowerPoint data files that contains GCSE maths concerns by topic for OCR, Edexcel and AQA. I subsequently awarded it a Gem Award for ‘Most Useful Resource’ because I use it all the time in my GCSE lesson planning. @gcse_math has now shared this resource on its have web-site – kingdom. If you skipped this before in the yr, do check it out.

5. Place Price


Resource Libraries

If you are new to teaching then you could not know about my source libraries which comprise listings of assets for Vital Levels 3 to 5, organised by subject matter. I use these libraries every working day when setting up lessons as they give a rapid way to look through high quality totally free assets. 

I consider to keep my Key Phase 3 and 4 libraries current on an ongoing basis, and when I start educating A amount once more up coming 12 months I am going to do some work on my A stage libraries as well. Inbound links from time to time get damaged when folks shift or delete their resources – if you uncover a broken link then do permit me know! 

I also increase new sources relatively regularly. For instance I have not too long ago added extra inbound links to resources from Dr Austin Maths together with responsibilities for indices, regular variety, factorising quadratics, inequalities and graphs.

The fastest way to access my resource libraries when you happen to be organizing lessons is making use of the menu throughout the leading of my site.


I have largely been performing Do it yourself more than summertime and am now a bit fed up with portray. My property is in disarray (I presently do not have a bed room!) so I’m searching forward to returning to college on Thursday. I experienced a truly attractive crack though, which included a extremely sunny spouse and children holiday in a cottage in Cornwall, and a terrific evening out with maths academics at Jamie Frost’s residence (thanks @nkl_17 for the photograph!).

I am seeking ahead to assembly my new lessons subsequent Monday. I am going to be teaching 12 months 7, 8, 10 and 11, as well as I have a Certificate in Further Maths class who will have classes right after university. My school initial opened 4 years ago, so Summer time 2023 will be our first at any time GCSE success. It can be a major year for us! This 12 months we’ll also be setting up our new A level programs completely ready for following September. In a pair of months we are going to be promoting for a Crucial Phase 5 Coordinator to be a part of our maths division – view this space if you might be interested in making use of!

Superior luck to anyone starting off in new colleges this 7 days, specifically ECTs, and great luck to those people of you embarking on teacher coaching. September is this kind of an fascinating month.

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