Inequalities activity - Project Maths |

This is where I've put all my resource recommendations for you to browse when you're planning lessons. The A' level pages will probably be the most helpful as it can be hard to find good resources for Key Stage 5.

My recommendations are by no means exhaustive - there's loads of good resources I haven't discovered yet (the internet is too big, I can't keep up with it!). But I will update my listings whenever I come across something particularly good. To clarify what I mean by 'good' - my recommendations include well-designed activities, rich tasks and worksheets for topics where I think it can be hard to find suitable practice questions.

**My Top 3 Websites**

**Median**by Don Steward is absolutely brilliant - it's widely considered one of the best sources of rich mathematical tasks for secondary school pupils. The activities include this Roof Truss task (trigonometry) and Bee Aware (scatter graphs) - there are hundreds more and they're all awesome.**MathsPad**has plenty of excellent free resources. Subscription (£3 per month) gives access to their full range. I love the way their resources are designed, including their interactive activities which are all very engaging and easy to use. Example resources include this lovely Square and Cube Numbers Puzzle, and for older pupils I really like Is it Rational?.**Teachit Maths**has large, well-organised resource libraries. Free registration gives access to resources in pdf form, which is fine for all their printable activities and worksheets. You'll need a subscription (£25 per year) if you also want to access PowerPoints, interactive activities, teaching tools etc. Worksheets are well-designed, engaging and include solutions. Examples of their resources include this Mental Powers Code Breaker and this Transforming Graphs card sort activity, which I have used successfully with both my Year 11s and Year 12s.

Factor Trees - Median Don Steward |

**My Blog**

Now I've finished creating my resource libraries, I can get back to focussing on my blog. Here's some of the highlights so far...

- My Area and Volume post - featuring a giant tennis ball - was very popular.
- My suggestions for end of term lessons on Binary and Fermat also went down well.
- Have you tried this method for finding in HCFs and LCMs? It's so much quicker than the Venn method.
- Have you read the book Nix the Tricks yet? It's worth reading (I particularly like the suggestion to replace BIDMAS with GEMA) - here's my post about it.
- I put a lot of thought into my post All About Gradient. I'm sure that pupils would enjoy the lesson ideas I've suggested for investigating steepness - have you watched the video of the cyclist attempting a 38% gradient? My legs hurt just thinking about it!
- I've written a number of posts focussing on specific topics or concepts such as dividing by zero, angle facts, skewness and simultaneous equations. I've also discussed teaching tools such as Desmos, comic strips, blogs and methods for developing vocabulary.
- It was my discovery of a new matrix multiplication method that brought me to blogging - if you teach matrices then do check it out.
- Finally, something fun for the teachers - try the Maths Movie Quiz.

'Find the Coordinates' task by Susan Wall |

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