Since joining Twitter about 2 years ago, I have come across hundreds, if not thousands of lesson ideas, resources and tips/tricks. Finding a solution to saving and organising these ideas hasn’t been an easy task… until now…

# Maths Mobile Puzzlers

The nice thing about some of the games available on the app store (or Google Play, if you are that way inclined) is that it gives people an opportunity to develop problem solving and logical thinking skills while having fun. Below is a list of my top n (I may add to it) apps that fall into this category – In no particular order.

# Getting a taste

This post was prompted by a tweet from @rufuswilliam who asked about A-level taster sessions for year 11s in today’s #mathsTLP chat (7pm-8pm every Sunday). For those of you who are unaware, most schools invite their year 11 students back after their GCSE exams for a couple of days to give them a ‘taste’ of A-levels and what […]

# Excel geeking

I was having a conversation with an NQT the other day about the importance of being around people you can bounce ideas off. My point being that unless you have people around you to force you out of your comfort zone, it is very easy to stagnate as a (maths) teacher. Often, just one teacher […]

# The double-flipped classroom

Flipped classroom (from Wikipedia) Flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom and moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom model, students watch online lectures, […]

# Calculator hacks

I recently came across this blog post by @RGS_maths where they shared some calculator tips. Many of these I had come across before but the one that stood out for me and got me all excited was number 5: Verify your algebra. To be honest, the only time I had ever come across the “VERIF” mode was […]

# The burden of proof

On the back of an earlier post on Transforming Functions, I thought I might share some other A/A* lessons I have taught recently. Please note, what has worked well for me and my students, may not work well for you and your students. The idea of the post is to give people a starting point […]

# Essential Skills A Star

I will be using these worksheets with my year 11 class over the next few weeks as extra homework tasks. The topics covered focus on the most challenging part of the GCSE course and the 5 worksheets get progressively more difficult. I have  referenced questions, where possible, to the GCSE maths takeaway menu and I […]

# Transforming graphs

Now, don’t get me wrong, I live in the real world and I completely get that sometimes we just need a way of remembering how to do stuff. But over the past however many years, when I have picked up a year 12 AS maths class, the thing that has annoyed me the most is […]

# Pokemon maths challenges

Here is a quick share of an A-Level revision idea that a colleague (@209fifashirts) and I developed last year. It is similar to the flipped revision idea I shared last week but has a specific theme. Pokemon. Just to be clear, I had no idea when it came to Pokemon, but have been told that they […]