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 […]

Lesson planning template

Since many of our department use Smart notebook to create lesson plans on (we tend not to use Powerpoint very much, if at all), I thought it might be a good idea to have a template to help out with planning. I bundled this together as a first draft (based around my version of @TeacherToolkit excellent 5 minute […]