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 […]

Essential Skills Higher GCSE

I will be giving the following pack of worksheets to my year 11s in the week building up to GCSE exam. The idea is that they do 1 worksheet per day and bring to me to get marked. I will give them lots of feedback on what they need to work on and direct them to […]

GCSE Revision mats

It’s that time of year again where we are in the thick of GCSE revision lessons. Some of this time, quite rightly, should be dedicated to exam paper practice but I find that the repetitiveness of this often leads to stale lessons and it is difficult to monitor how much progress students are actually making. My […]

5 minute Mock Paper Analysis

A very quick one (5 minute blog post?).. Firstly I want to thank @TeacherToolkit for the 5 minute series and @DaK_74 for the  fantastic idea of using it for a test analysis. My fantastic year 11s did a PPE (Pre Public Exam) recently created by PiXL. I wanted a way for them to be able to reflect on […]