Gems

A regular collection of five ideas for teaching maths, gathered from the endless inspiration on Twitter.

#1 - 9th August 2014 Practical ideas, lies, box plots party, 100 people, % triangles, displays.
 
#2 - 16th August 2014 Whispers, post-its, visually appealing resources, back to school, wisdom.

#3 - 23rd August 2014 Homework, hunts, displays, #mathschat, mistakes and feedback.

#4 - 30th August 2014 Subject knowledge, Greek weeks, extensions and puzzles, lesson plans.

#5 - 6th September 2014 Patterns, puzzles, primes, projects, plenaries and posters.

#6 - 13th September 2014 Geogebra, resources, superb websites, words to avoid, calligrams

#7 - 20th September 2014 Interactive areas, estimation, negatives, cheat sheets, whiteboards.

#8 - 28th September 2014 Paint, indices, ThingLink, concept walls, interesting graphs.

#9 - 11th October 2014 Hula hoops, stuck post-its, propaganda, parabolic x, counting circles.

#10 - 18th October 2014 Etymology, Plickers, misconception board, feedback, more post-its.

#11 - 25th October 2014 Quick Key, books, Find the Factors, chalk pens, alternative number line

#12 - 2nd November 2014 Area of a circle, standard form, A level resources, countdown, hashtags

#13 - 9th November 2014 Number experts, Mathigon, imbalance problems, Water Line, 3 apps

#14 - 17th November 2014 2 truths & a lie, visualisation, creativity, reasoning, book expectations

#15 - 23rd November 2014 Slice the Pie, inequalities, squares & cubes, Mathsticks, Desmos

#16 - 1st December 2014 Frozen fractals, angles, Pythagorean triples, semi-circle, Christmas

#17 - 7th December 2014 Balancing, blanks, dictionary, simultaneous equations, whiteboards

#18 - 13th December 2014 Newsletter gems: factorising, connections, rope, routes, revision notes

#19 - 21st December 2014  Polygraph, Point Point Gradient, owning facts, properties, Euclid

#20 - 28th December 2014 Factorising quadratics, IWB angles, big qus, C3 trig, decimal division

#21 - 4th January 2015 Brilliant, FOIL, BODMAS, Furbles, Euclid the Game

#22 - 17th January 2015 2015, constant character, I helped, what's the question?, examiner view

#23 - 1st February 2015 Perspective, etymathology, parabolas, Valentines Relay, War on Error

#24 - 9th February 2015 Angles, algebra countdown, isometric fractions, badges, art, imperial

#25 - 22nd February 2015 Newsletter gems: Stories, percentages, bearings, Guess Who, factors

#26 - 8th March 2015 Exercise books, parallel mazes, questioning, communication, Pi Day

#27 - 23rd March 2015 WODB, C4 integration, hint tokens, surds, sticky maths, TTRS

Gem Awards 2015

#28 - 24th April 2015 Math Snacks, Election Graphs, New Blogs, New GCSE, Classroom Practice

#29 - 5th May 2015 Nix Videos, #AlmostMondayMaths, Radians, MathsPad, Grange Maths Camp

#30 - 17th May 2015 Constructions, A level, Homework Expectations, Vocabulary, Activities

#31 - 23rd May 2015 - Ratio tables, trig transformations, assessment, number properties, LCM

#32 - 6th June 2015 - Starters, Documentaries, Polygon Angles, Reasoning, Zoolander

#33 - 3rd July 2015 - Pythag Pile Up, Fraction Art, Calculators, Videos, Self-descriptive numbers

#34 - 22nd July 2015 - Magnitude, Prime Time, Alphabet Lesson, A Level Prompts, Pizzazz

#35 - 1st August 2015 - Angle Chase, Book Presentation, Graph of the Week, Errors, Famous 5

#36 - 9th August 2015 - Area Maze, Warm-Ups, Desmos Activities, Pixel Puzzles, Geogebra

#37 - 18th August 2015 - Indices, 1001 Math Problems, Simulations, VideoScribe, Challenges

#38 - 23rd August 2015 - Tessellation, Displays, Timeline, A Level Challenge, Exit Tickets

#39 - 28th August 2015 - Bojagi, Noticeboard, Name Cards, Classroom Ideas, Statistics Prompts

#40 - 12th September 2015 - Play With Your Math, Estimating %, Ordering, Starters, Marking

#41 - 9th October 2015 - Rugby, High Attainers, Skills Check, Powers of 10, Ten Commandments

#42 - 28th October 2015 - Resources, Enrichment, m4ths.com, Target Stickers, GCSE revision

#43 - 8th November 2015 - Vocabulary, Addition, New Resources, Returning Tests, Animations

#44 - 25th November 2015 - Problems by Topic, Concept Maps, Exam Skills, Puzzles, Lost Qus

#45 - 13th December 2015 - Circumference, Pinpoint, Mock Analysis, C4 Integration, Snowflakes

#46 - 3rd January 2016 - 2016 Starters, Star Wars, Order of Operations, New GCSE, Multiplication

#47 - 10th January 2016 - Multiple Choice, Inequality, Wall of Shame, Quick Cover, Access Maths

#48 - 7th February 2016 - UKMT, Grade 9, Teaching Ideas, Fact of the Day, Feedback Sheets

#49 - 18th February 2016 - Revision Mats, MathsBot, Key Marks, Truncation, Underground

#50 - 27th February 2016 - Fractions & Percentages, Stats, Enrichment, Starter Packs, Leap Year

#51 - 9th March 2016 - Exam Tips, Fun with Primes, Fraction Talks, Orangier, Pi Day

#52 - 23rd March 2016 - GCSE Revision, Negatives, A Level Revision, Points, Primary

#53 - 31st March 2016 - Games, MadAsMaths, Big Numbers, Problem, GCSE Revision

#54 - 6th April 2016 - Algebra, Year 6 Resources, GCSE Revision, UEA Resources, Questioning

#55 - 16th April 2016 - Daily Problems, Revision Cards, Problem PPT, Quibans, New Websites

Gem Awards 2016

#56 - 26th May 2016 - Euro 2016, Pythagoreanmath.com, Find someone, Colin Foster, Calculator

#57 - 5th June 2016 - Artful Maths, GCSE Paper 2, Odd + Odd, Maths Quickies, Parallel Lines

#58 - 21st June 2016 - New GCSE Revision, Primes,  Polygon Angles, Schemes, GCSE Questions

#59 - 12th July 2016 - Questions, Arithmetic Vocabulary, Displays, Isometrics, Topical Maths

#60 - 24th July 2016 - Perpendicular Gradient, Metric Units, Calculus Puzzles, Displays, Shadows

#61 - 11th August 2016 - Crystal Ball, Planet Nutshell, Puzzles, Infinite Fractions, Planners

#62 - 27th August 2016 - Brilliant, Symbaloo, Fraction Division, Indices, Interactive GCSE Qus

#63 - 11th September 2016 - Revision Cards, Pythag & That, Pi Display, Yr 7 Tests, Pixi

#64 - 4th October 2016 - New GCSE, Fractions Task, MathsFrame, Inspect Spec, Number Line

#65 - 29th October 2016 - New GCSE, Puzzle, Visualiser Challenge, Crib Sheets, Twinkl

#66 - 13th November 2016 - 3Blue1Brown, Display, PinPoint, SMILE, Pythagoras with Blokus

#67 - 28th December 2016 - Polygons, My Favourite No, Primitives, e, Notepad Calculator

#68 - 27th January 2017 - Fractions, The Middle, Methods, Number Properties, Misconceptions

#69 - 15th February 2017 - DQs, Don's Blogs, Arrays, Big Questions, crashMaths

#70 - 4th March 2017 - Yes, But Why?, Statistics, Problem Solving, Equation Editor, MathPickle

#71 - 10th April 2017  - GCSE Revision, Desmos, ASN, Pick a Card, Perpendicular Gradient

Gem Awards 2017

#72 - 13th May 2017 - Solve Me, Underground Maths, MathsPad, Calculus, Exam Preparation

#73 - 4th June 2017 - GCSE Revision, Parabolator, A Level Summer Work, Problems Booklet










For more teaching ideas and resources see my blog archive and resource library.

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3 comments:

  1. Hi Jo. Not sure if the Singapore stumper (http://www.smh.com.au/world/the-maths-question-for-singapore-teenagers-that-has-stumped-the-world-20150414-1mki4q.html) found it's way to the UK?

    One of our tutor's has an easy to understand solution that your followers might enjoy - http://blog.yourtutor.com.au/an-explanation-to-the-maths-problem-thats-stumping-the-world

    Cheers,

    Mike

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    1. Thanks for this Mike. Yep, that was in all the papers here too! Great explanation.

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