Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #165

Welcome to my 165th gems publish. This is wherever I share some of the latest information, thoughts and means for maths instructors.

1. GCSE Revision

2. GCSE Even further Maths

Thank you to @1stclassmaths who has now concluded the Stage 2 Further more Maths website page of his superb website. The website page attributes movies and subject matter booklets for all Additional Maths subjects beyond the normal GCSE specification. These are really substantial quality resources – I have been applying them with my Further more Maths class.

3. New Methods and Internet websites

Thanks once more to @draustinmaths for continuing to generously share her assets. Her most current batch of capabilities resources were being actually valuable for my Yr 11s in December. There are some excellent tasks on composite and inverse features. 

@markywillis63 has updated his A degree web page. Each matter now has a set of concerns with gaps for learners to fill in whilst both trying the queries or looking at the video clips. 

I also obtained an e mail from Sam Kordan who created a internet site with a colleague when they worked collectively at a Send out school: It truly is a selection of tunes, video games, printable training styles and additional.
My audience will be happy to listen to that has began doing A degree papers, and that isles has been up to date with concerns from November 2021. 

Thank you to all these generous maths academics who have been functioning tough to produce and share information in latest months.

4. Infinite Whiteboard

I’ve blogged in advance of about the wonderful applications shared by @JakeGMaths at This features a massive collection of labored examples and a abilities grid generator. Jake has not too long ago been doing the job on his Infinity Whiteboard which is great. You can paste an image of a endeavor or student’s work and then annotate it. It is really also really quick to paste a PDF which arrives up as an image. It is good for are living modelling and you’ll never run out of place! One thing I will use it for is to critique exam papers – it normally takes seconds to set up:

Previously we’ve copied and pasted each individual issue into PowerPoint to evaluate an examination paper, which I now realise was not a excellent use of our time!

The infinite whiteboard is unbelievably straightforward to use. Do verify it out.

5. All Ten

In the operate up to Christmas I massively relished completing the nerdle advent calendar. I’ve accomplished a nerdle puzzle just about every one working day considering that February. It provides a small little bit of pleasure to my mornings. When I not long ago tweeted to sing nerdle’s praises, I had a reply from @druinok about All Ten which I hadn’t found prior to.

All 10 is a pretty game which gives your 4 diverse numbers every single working day, and you have to use individuals 4 quantities to make every single variety from a person to ten. The interface is excellent – it really is pretty participating and easy to use. As effectively as becoming an pleasant match for lecturers (I now do it each early morning, as before long as I have finished my day by day nerdle!) it is really also a excellent 1 to use in classes – significantly when teaching the buy of functions.

It reminds me a bit of the traditional 24 Sport.


I have been tremendous peaceful on Twitter and my website these days since, like so many other people, I have been actually unwell. But, just in time for the start out of phrase, I’m beginning to feel much better now, and am wanting forward to an exciting expression in advance. At university we’ll be jogging the Intermediate Maths Challenge, in addition we’re getting forty Year 10 pupils on a trip to see GCSE Maths in Action – and I’m delighted to have this trip funded by a grant from Jack Petchey
I am on the lookout ahead to the conferences that are coming up. At La Salle’s conference in Bracknell on 11th March I’ll be speaking about Pythagoras. And at the Joint Meeting of the Maths Topic Associations I will be talking about improving students’ calculator fluency. This two working day meeting will take place at the University of Warwick on 3 and 4 April – I have you’ve not been to just one of the residential Easter conferences in advance of, I strongly stimulate you to come together! Ebook by 31 January to acquire the Early Chook discounted.

My charming crew will be recruiting this expression – we need to have a Critical Stage 5 Coordinator to run A degree maths, which we’re launching for the very first time this calendar year. If you have A degree teaching experience and you’re on the lookout for a new challenge in September, be sure to make contact with me ( The occupation advert will be out shortly.

I appreciated attending Dr Frost’s triannual drinks this 7 days. It is really often a pleasure to shell out time with maths academics.

Ultimately, look at out my amazing stickers! I searched significant and minimal for some pleasant personalised stickers to buy my colleagues for Xmas – and when I found these, I purchased some for myself much too!

Happy New Yr, and all the greatest for 2023.