1. Interwoven Maths
2. Starting Point Maths
And here’s a task on fraction addition.
@jshmtn shared a good idea for equation solving practice. This activity creates 45 potential questions to answer.
The team at MathsPad have now published Year 8 booklets for Expressions, Angles, Area & Volume, and Forming & Solving Equations. There are more booklets still to come. These booklets are packed full of exercises and puzzles. Here’s an example of an activity in their area booklet:
And here’s a great puzzle from their equations booklet:
Did you see my last blog post about my new Angles in Polygons CPD? I’ve had some lovely feedback about this CPD – I’m glad people are finding it helpful.
Here are a few more things you might have missed on Twitter:
- @draustinmaths continues to publish new resources on her excellent website. I’m a big fan of her ‘Fill in the blanks’ activities and have added many of these to my resource libraries.
- @El_Timbre shared a link to an online book about ratio tables that I’ve not seen before.
- On the MA Facebook group I spotted a link to the History of Mathematics Project from Momath and Wolfram. This is a a virtual interactive exhibit of maths artefacts, a bit like an online maths museum. It’s awesome. I like the timelines they have created and think these might be useful in lessons.
- @riley_ed published a post about his lesson sequences. This is well worth a read. This is exactly the sort of discussion we should be having about curriculum in maths!
- @MathigonOrg has launched its annual puzzle calendar with 24 challenging daily problems.
- GCHQ is setting a special Christmas Challenge on Monday 13 December, and they are
keen to get secondary schools and colleges involved. There will be seven puzzles as part of a special Christmas card, with each puzzle being aimed at a specific age
group. Schools are
invited to sign up and share their progress each day using the hashtag
#GCHQChristmasChallenge. There will be a resource pack for schools available from 10th December.
La Salle shared the locations of their upcoming conferences:
It’s been a while since I hosted an event myself, but I’ve decided to hold one next term. In early March my school will host an event for maths teachers which will feature talks from myself and Steve Wren, who is Ofsted’s subject lead for maths. Look out for details in early January!