23 April 2023

#5 Maths Gems 169

Welcome to my 169th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers.

1. GCSE Revision Resources
I have a page dedicated to GCSE revision resources which had a few new additions last week:

Dr Austin has started making full coverage revision grids. These are sets of increasingly challenging grids for both number and algebra, with more on the way.

John Corbett has created the Ultimate Higher Revision Video and an accompanying booklet containing 372 questions. This follows the Foundation video and booklet he published previously.

1st Class Maths has published some high quality GCSE papers in the style of Edexcel and AQA.

Mini target tests from Maths Genie aren't new but I hadn't seen them before this year. I used these for homeworks last term.

Finally, these aren't new either but it's the right time of year to remind you: I have sets of revision mats and breakfast revision resources that were widely used pre-Covid. They're all free on TES.

2. Level 2 Further Maths Revision
Thanks to @AMercerMaths for sharing a couple of revision clocks (download here and here) for AQA's Level 2 Further Maths.

And here's some more FM revision clocks from @cafemaths.

And this isn't new, but @DrBennison has GCSE Further Maths warm ups for Paper 1 and Paper 2 on his blog.

I'll be making use of these once I've finished teaching the specification - three lessons to go!

3. A Level Resources
Here are some resources that might be useful for A level teachers:

4. PowerPoint Tips
I enjoyed reading @nathanday314's excellent PowerPoint tips which support maths teachers making resources using PowerPoint. 

Here are a couple of other recent shares from Nathan:

5. Correlation
Thank you to @TimBrzezinski for sharing an excellent ready-to-use GeoGebra activity for exploring the correlation coefficient.

In case you missed them, I recently wrote two posts about curriculum:

I enjoyed the Joint Maths Subject Associations Conference over Easter and I'm looking forward to the summer term conferences coming up. In the meantime, it's full steam ahead with the final push for Year 11.

I'll leave you with some lovely maths games recently shared on Twitter. I have enjoyed playing all three of these!

@divbyzero shared a game created by ChatGPT: Sumplete. Each row and column have to add to the given number. Click a cell once to place an X, twice to place an O, and a third time to have no X or O. They come in grids of different sizes.

@Philmaths314 shared Number Hive which I've downloaded for my daughters to play. It's a really fun times tables game that is suitable for all ages. They've also shared a paper version for schools to use.

@El_Timbre shared Digits from the New York Times. The interface is great - it's a Countdown-style game (i.e. make a target number) but you can easily undo steps, which helps builds confidence.

Have a great week everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Great selection here. I fondly recall using the early Revision Mats with my Y11 students several years ago before I left the profession; they were good to add variety to the practice chore for students throughout the year.