Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #164
Welcome to my 164th gems put up. This is the place I share some of the hottest information, thoughts and sources for maths lecturers.

1. Labored Illustrations
@JakeGMaths shared a big bank of worked examples. It is really totally free to use and includes over 400 examples. Each a single is quite a few slides very long, guiding learners as a result of a technique in a series of ways. Then there is certainly a printable element for the pupils to complete, then the options. The PowerPoint has distinct guidance on how to use these sources in lessons. In this article are a few of examples of the scholar responsibilities:

If you haven’t but read it, I endorse Michael Perhan’s great e book Training Math with Examples which influenced this do the job.

Also look at out Jake’s other initiatives which I blogged about in Gems 158.

2. Functions with Negative Indices

I seriously like this set of questions from @karenshancock. It truly is a excellent idea to do anything a bit diverse with destructive indices, to assistance establish fluency while interleaving other expertise like portion arithmetic.
Karen kindly typed this up and shared an editable edition right here. I have included this to my useful resource library underneath indices. 

3. Gif Generator

@PiXLMattTheApp continues to create his web site with an outstanding selection of characteristics. His most recent addition is a gif creator which will allow lecturers to very quickly generate a recording of a modelled instance.

4. Bearings

Thanks to @DrPMaths for sharing a process linking angles in triangles with bearings. This is a making block which prepares college students to be ready to respond to trigonometry problems with bearings – a thing that learners often battle with. His useful resource involves a handful of example-difficulty pairs and a set of exercise queries with remedies.

5. Commencing Stage Maths

Next, a endeavor which has a mix of linear equations, quadratic equations, equations which glimpse quadratic but are linear, and a sneaky cubic. Combined Linear and Quadratic Equations is all about tactic selection, so college students turn out to be far better at recognizing quadratics.


At school we have all been unwell lately – it is really that time of calendar year – and our Year 11s have been in mocks so we have been performing lots of invigilation, which is rather uninteresting. On a additional beneficial note, I have been teaching some of my favorite subjects: 12 months 7 have been finding out about key numbers which is normally a joy, Calendar year 8 have been resolving equations, and 12 months 10 have been executing quadratics.   

I am delighted that #mathsTLP manufactured a return last Sunday. It was an complete satisfaction to behold an hour of instructors enthusiastically sharing methods and educating thoughts. Don’t neglect that this now runs just about every Sunday at 7pm, hosted by @MissNorledge and @BrookeEHunter. You are very welcome to be a part of in: see my blog site publish about how to get associated.

In this article are some points you may have skipped:

  • The MA is calling for submissions to direct a session at the joint matter associations meeting up coming Easter. This two day convention at Warwick College will be the emphasize of the 12 months for maths academics. If you might be an experienced teacher with a little something to share, please do think about talking. I particularly motivate woman speakers, who are often underrepresented at maths schooling conferences. Total this variety by the conclude of November to offer a session.
  • Realising my Equating Coefficients in Identities job ramped up in issue much too quickly, I manufactured a revised version of this source which is shared on TES. 
  • @MrDraperMaths wrote an excellent article about transformations of features which featured a truly attention-grabbing technique that had in no way happened to me right before.
  • @sxpmaths shared an fantastic summary of the distinct sampling techniques covered in A degree maths.
  • @missradders shared a wonderful Trainer Treasure Hunt that could be applied through Maths Week.
  • Every person loves the classic Standards Device resources from the legend Malcom Swan. The ‘Traffic’ application was at first created in Java as portion of the Specifications Unit but @MathsTechnology has recreated it in GeoGebra.
  • @nathanday314 shared some of his superb starter activities additionally a thread that clarifies how he takes advantage of them. The thread is perfectly really worth a read through. 
  • @draustinmaths ongoing to include new means to, including this new activity on forming quadratics which I have included to my useful resource library.
  • The amazing mathematical journal Chalkdust released Challenge 16 – you can study it on the internet or order a paper duplicate.
  • Did you catch my current web site posts? I wrote a solutions publish termed ‘Easy Multiples’ and I wrote ‘Some Things We’ve Tried’ exactly where I explained some of the points I have been up to at university considering that I became Head of Maths. 
  • La Salle shared the dates and destinations of its upcoming 3 in-individual conferences:
I’ll depart you with this tweet from @dodecahedra about distinctive approaches to demonstrate the sum of a geometric sequence. I would only ever considered about a single way of undertaking this right before, so I loved observing the solutions.


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