There are a lot of misconceptions around negative numbers (see this post) and I sometimes wonder if this is down to confusion caused by the language we use when describing a number that is below zero. I know some maths teachers interchange between calling something negative or minus depending on the situation or the mood they are in. Outside […]
In order for us teachers to look after the wellbeing of our students, it is imperative that we first look at ourselves. With excessive workloads and pressure becoming the norm, it is no wonder that 67% of teachers claim that their job has adversely impacted their mental or physical health. The summer holidays is the perfect time to […]
This review is for Sumaze! which is a problem solving app developed by both MEI and Sigma Network.
A review of Create A Test. A tool that is designed to take the pain out of creating maths assessments.
Prime Climb is a beautiful, colorful, mathematical board game designed for 2 to 4 players.
Is your classroom a battlefield or a playing field? This post looks at strategies for building a rapport with your students in order to create a positive climate for learning.
iDoceo is a massively powerful tool that has transformed the way that I work and has really helped me raise my organisation game to another level. In this post, I’ll help you get started and give you some ideas on how to make it useful.
Involving parents is one of the most powerful ways of engaging young people with their learning and furthering their motivation to achieve. There are whole school strategies for supporting parental involvement but this post will focus on what you can do as a classroom teacher.
A really positive idea for teachers to try with your classes. Guaranteed to improve the quality of work produced by your students!
The other day I came across an interesting little application called ‘Numerous’. It is available on both iOS and Android and as it’s title suggests, it is all about numbers.