^{th}update from the world of Maths EduTwitter. Here I summarise some of the latest ideas and resources for teaching maths.

**1. New GCSE Revision Resources**

Thanks to @pixi_17 for sharing a fantastic set of revision
resources for new GCSE students. This well designed set of 9 - 1 revision booklets
for four different grade levels (eg 'Aiming for a Grade 5') has come in handy for my Year 10s this week, as they revise for their upcoming end
of year exams.

**2. Whack a Prime**

I love the Is This Prime? game but some of my students get disheartened by low scores. It's quite a stressful game to play! Slow it down with this
alternative 'Whack a Prime' game from
@prehmet.

**3. Polygons Angles**

This new tool from MathsPad is awesome. I've seen similar
tools before but this is the best yet. Click 'play' below for a demonstration.

#mathschat #mtbos Take a look at our new free interactive tool for exploring exterior angles https://t.co/lPy5lvOUVf pic.twitter.com/nHrt19Ai56— James Pearce (@MathsPadJames) 9 June 2016

**4. Key Stage 3 Scheme of Work**

At this time of year many schools are thinking about their
schemes of work for next year. I really like the Year 7 Scheme of Learning from
the White Rose Maths Hub. Schools looking to change their approach at Key Stage 3 (less 'spiral', more 'mastery') will find this helpful. There's primary schemes here too.

**5. Interesting Exam Questions**

Did you particularly like any of the questions in this
year's GCSE papers? Share them on Twitter! For example this question was
in the Edexcel Linked Pair Methods 2 paper - it will come in handy when teaching/revising
recurring decimal proofs in future years.

This circle theorems question from Edexcel Methods 1 was a bit harder than usual - there's lots to do here! Have a go at it.

For A level teachers, this MEI question is really nice - it was sent to
me by a student who got stuck on it when revising.

**Update**

Did you catch my latest posts? One was about my day at researchED Maths and Science and the other was about maths school trips.

On Monday I presented at LIME Oldham, focusing on mathematical methods. My slides are here.

Because I'm an A level teacher, exam period is still in full swing for me. The last exam is S2 next Monday - phew! I'm looking forward to Edexcel's conference in Warwick on 2nd July, I should be far less stressed by then!

I've got a date in mind for #christmaths16 - Thursday 22nd December - please keep it free! You can read about last year's event here. This year it will probably have a slightly different format - less CPD, more enrichment - but I will maintain the 'Christmas party for maths teachers' social element. Watch this space!

Finally, I'll leave with you with this nice activity from James
Tanton that I found, alongside other interesting tasks, in his 9th curriculum essay.

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