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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exam paper remix

Remix papers I wrote about how I have been flipping some of my revision lessons last week and said I would post about some other revision ideas, so here it is.. This idea for a revision lesson was given to me a few years ago by a maths adviser who visited our school. I had used […]

Flippin’ revision!

It is that time of year where the GCSE course is done and dusted for year 11s and the countdown to the final exams has well and truly begun. To quote Sir Alex Ferguson, it is “squeaky-bum time”. Our school are members of the PiXL club so we had our PPEs (Pre-public examinations) a couple of weeks […]